Poet Warrior: A Memoir

Poet Warrior: A Memoir

by

netgalley, , native-americans, 2021, netgalley, memoir, memoirs-auto-bio, non-fiction, adult, 2021, giveaway_wins, Autobiography, Poetry, Nonfiction, Biography, Native Americans, Biography Memoir, Adult

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo offers a vivid, lyrical, and inspiring call for love and justice in this contemplation of her trailblazing life.

In the second memoir from the first Native American to serve as US poet laureate, Joy Harjo invites us to travel along the heartaches, losses, and humble realizations of her “poet-warrior” road. A musical, kaleidoscopic meditation, Poet Warrior reveals how Harjo came to write poetry of compassion and healing, poetry with the power to unearth the truth and demand justice.

Weaving together the voices that shaped her, Harjo listens to stories of ancestors and family, the poetry and music that she first encountered as a child, the teachings of a changing earth, and the poets who paved her way. She explores her grief at the loss of her mother and sheds light on the rituals that nourish her as an artist, mother, wife, and community member. Moving fluidly among prose, song, and poetry, Poet Warrior is a luminous journey of becoming that sings with all the jazz, blues, tenderness, and bravery that we know as distinctly Joy Harjo.

Title:Poet Warrior: A Memoir
ISBN:9780393248524
Format Type:

    Poet Warrior: A Memoir Reviews

  • Sarah-Hope

    Joy Harjo's Poet Warrior: A Memoir is a truly remarkable book—partly because Harjo has led a remarkable life, but also because of the beautiful, almost incantatory prose Harjo uses. Harjo doesn't ju...

  • Cook Memorial Public Library

    Recommended by Jo. Check our catalog: https://encore.cooklib.org/iii/encore......

  • Katie  Rich

    Harjo's newest memoir Poet Warrior is a triumph. She writes with such passion and raw emotion that you can't help but be captivated by her words. I actually went back partway through and started the b...

  • Ed

    Unpopular opinion/review and likely due to operator/reader error, so if you are planning to read this book, I would certainly encourage you to still do so -- just felt either a right book/wrong time o...

  • Jean

    Pub date: September 7, 2021Joy Harjo has such a beautiful way with words, and her newest memoir is no exception. This book tells the story of her life through prose and poetry and evokes such amazing ...

  • Virginia McGee Butler

    I’ve been told that you can’t tell a book by its cover, but this might be an exception. Joy Harjo, in her newest book and second memoir, Poet Warrior, laces her story together in poetry and lyrica...

  • Dezirah Remington

    Harjo's second memoire is a loving companion to the first. Here she meanders through time, telling her story mainly through the stories of her interactions with others. From a garden snake to Audre Lo...

  • Gabrielle Jarrett

    Poet Warrior is one of the most difficult and powerful books I have read in years. I have a hard time expressing the experience. Which Joy Harjo expresses very well: the difficulty in expressing her e...

  • Kathie

    I'll admit it...I learned about Joy Harjo just this year at the National Book Festival of the Library of Congress. She talked about her most recent book - a memoir - and spoke so movingly about it, th...

  • Miz Lizzie

    In a memoir filled with poetry, symbolism, and personal mythology placed within the context of historical, future, and contemporary events, Joy Harjo has crafted the story of her journey from girl war...