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December 15, 2022, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Review: Joy Harjo’s latest book seeks to understand the work of poetry and place

"In one of the 50 vignettes that make up "Catching the Light," Joy Harjo tells of receiving an image via Facebook Messenger from an old friend in Lukachukai, a mountainous area of the Navajo Nation in Arizona."

December 15, 2022, The Brooklyn Rail
Joy Harjo & Haruki Murakami

"In these two very different works on writing by two very different writers, there is much for fans and for writers alike." Read more about Harjo's CATCHING THE LIGHT

December 05, 2022, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Review: Joy Harjo’s latest book seeks to understand the work of poetry and place

In one of the 50 vignettes that make up "Catching the Light," Joy Harjo tells of receiving an image via Facebook Messenger from an old friend in Lukachukai, a mountainous area of the Navajo Nation in Arizona.

December 01, 2022, Kirkus Reviews
REMEMBER: Kirkus Reviews

A starred review by Kirkus Reviews for REMEMBER, a picture-book adaptation of a work by former U.S. Poet Laureate Harjo, illustrated by Caldecott medalist Goade

November 02, 2022, Book Riot
NOVEMBER 2022 HOROSCOPES AND BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
WEAVING SUNDOWN IN A SCARLET LIGHT: FIFTY POEMS FOR FIFTY YEARS BY JOY HARJO (NOV. 1, W.W. NORTON & COMPANY)

"These poems taken from half a century of Harjo’s work show the powerful...

November 02, 2022, LitHub
18 New Books to Kick Your November Reading into Gear

Joy Harjo, Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light(W. W. Norton)

“[Harjo’s] poetry is light and elixir, the very best prescription for us in wounded times.”–The Millions

October 07, 2022, TIME Magazine
Here Are the 12 New Books You Should Read in October

50 years into her career, [Harjo] has written something of a memoir—part of Yale University Press’ “Why I Write” series—about the “why” of writing poetry. In 50 vignettes, Harjo recalls the moments that shaped her own journey.

October 07, 2022, Bustle
65 Best New Books of October 2022

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo returns to stores this month with Catching the Light — a must-read for any fan of poetry and literature. This new memoir contains Harjo’s ruminations on a half-century of writing and activism.

July 14, 2022, Publishers Weekly
Joy Harjo's "Catching the Light" reviewed by Publishers Weekly

Memoir, poetry, and criticism come together in this slim but potent treatise on “the why of writing poetry” from Harjo (Poet Warrior: A Memoir). Catching the Light will be released by Yale University Press in October 2022

September 15, 2021, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette