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It's important as a writer to do my art well and do it in a way that is powerful and beautiful and meaningful, so that my work regenerates the people, certainly Indian people, and the earth and the su...Joy Harjo (b. 1951), Native American (Creek) author. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 7, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).
Sometimes they are little cats mewing and scratchingJoy Harjo (b. 1951), U.S. poet. The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Windo (l. 35-38). . . Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native Americ...
at the door, sometimes they are her grandmother's voice,
and sometimes they are gigantic men of light whispering
to her to get...
''She thinks of the 4 a.m. lonelinesses that have foldedJoy Harjo (b. 1951), U.S. poet. The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window (l. 56-59). . . Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native Ameri...
her up like death, discordant, without logical and
beautiful conclusion. Her teeth break off at the edges.
She would speak.''
''She is the woman hanging from the 13th floorJoy Harjo (b. 1951), U.S. poet. The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window (l. 1-2). . . Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native America...
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