Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry

Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry

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Joy Harjo, the first Native poet to serve as U.S. Poet Laureate, has championed the voices of Native peoples past and present. Her signature laureate project gathers the work of contemporary Native poets into a national, fully digital map of story, sound, and space, celebrating their vital and unequivocal contributions to American poetry.


This companion anthology features each poem and poet from the project to offer readers a chance to hold the wealth of poems in their hands. With work from Natalie Diaz, Ray Young Bear, Craig Santos Perez, Sherwin Bitsui, Layli Long Soldier, among others, Living Nations, Living Words showcases, as Joy Harjo writes in her stirring introduction, “poetry [that] emerges from the soul of a community, the heart and lands of the people. In this country, poetry is rooted in the more than 500 living indigenous nations. Living Nations, Living Words is a representative offering.”

Title:Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry
ISBN:9780393867916
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    Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry Reviews

  • cat

    I stumbled into this thinking it was new book of Joy Harjo poems -- in fact, it is a new book of poems lovingly curated by Joy Harjo from Indigenous poets. Loved it just as much. ...

  • sage short

    an amazing collection!!...

  • elena

    👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽WE NEED MORE OF THIS👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽...

  • Marie Smith

    (make sure to use the interactive map)...

  • Andréa

    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss....

  • Nita

    Eye openingI love this because I learned from it. I loved it because I value and love those who are different from me and want to learn more about the experience of others. ...