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When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

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This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. Each section begins with a poem from traditional oral literatures and closes with emerging poets, ranging from Eleazar, a seventeenth-century Native student at Harvard, to Jake Skeets, a young Diné poet born in 1991, and including renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete.



Author: Joy Harjo
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 08/25/2020
Pages: 496
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.32lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780393356809

About the Author
Howe, Leanne: - "LeAnne Howe is the author, most recently, of Savage Conversations. She teaches at the University of Georgia - Athens."Foerster, Jennifer Elise: - Jennifer Elise Foerster is the author of Bright Raft in the Afterweather. She lives in California.Harjo, Joy: - Joy Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the author of nine poetry collections and one previous memoir, Crazy Brave. Named Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019, she lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow.