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September 15, 2021, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 24, 2021, Public Books
The Direction of Beginning

Harjo’s When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through is a generous, well-crafted book. Teeming with contemporary voices, grounded in how tradition lives, rather than what it was or how it was perceived, the anthology undoes...

July 15, 2021, Ploughshares
Mapmaking and Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry

Joy Harjo’s signature project as the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate is one of mapmaking: gathering poems by 47 Native Nations poets in a cartography of voice. Review by Cynthia R. Wallace

July 15, 2021, World Literature Today
Living Nations, Living Words: Book Review

LIVING NATIONS, LIVING WORDS is a project conceived of and curated by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and sponsored by the Library of Congress. Reviewed by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

July 02, 2021, Publisher's Weekly
Starred Review: Poet Warrior: A Memoir

Poet Warrior: A Memoir receives a Starred Review in Publisher's Weekly! Read more here

June 24, 2021, Artisan Music Reviews
I Pray for My Enemy: Album Review

"It is time to open the heart and the spirit." Review by R J Lannan, Artisan Music Reviews

April 27, 2021, Music Connection - May 2021 Issue
Album Review: "I Pray for My Enemies"

On Harjo’s epic, expansive, emotionally hard hitting, reflective, provocative and ultimately healing and dare we say joyful first album in a decade. . . READ MORE

March 12, 2021, Terrain.org
When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

"The poems of When The Light Of The World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through provide a riveting testimony to the truth of its title." - Sawnie Morris

March 12, 2021, LA Review of Books
America Starts Here: On “When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry”

"Rather than an assemblage of solos, When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through is a chorus. And right now, we need as many powerful voices in union as we can get." - Review by Dean...

August 31, 2020, Pasatiempo