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August 01, 2019, World Literature Today
In Mad Love and War nominated in The WLT Readers’ Poll

Earlier this summer, the editors of WLT invited more than two dozen writers to nominate one book, published since 1969, that most influenced their extraliterary commitments, along with a brief statement explaining their choice.

"As the book’s title asserts, In Mad...

July 25, 2019, BBC
An American Sunrise included in Ten books to read this August

Harjo, newly named US Poet Laureate, begins her radiant new collection with poems about the 1830 Trail of Tears. Led by Monahwee, her grandfather of six generations back, her Muscogee Creek Nation forebears were “driven away like livestock at gunpoint”...

January 18, 2016, World Literature Today
World Literature Today Review of Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings

“This is not merely a book of poetry. These are instructions for the soul, a song to lead the reader home. With Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, the first lady of American Indian poetry arrives. In this volume, Joy Harjo...

January 30, 2014
January 30, 2014, Yes Magazine
Yes Magazine Book Review: Joy Harjo’s “Crazy Brave”

Native American poet Joy Harjo declares, “I was not brave.” But her memoir is a gift that urges us to enlist our own crazy bravery to step through the doorways in our lives.Read Review

January 30, 2014

Initiations: A review of Crazy Brave by Pam Uschuk

Crazy Brave is one of most inventive memoirs I’ve ever read. It is as intensely engrossing as it is poignant. It also has a sense of humor. Since Harjo is a...

January 30, 2014, Book Browse
Book Browse Review

In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo, one of our leading Native American voices, details her journey to becoming a poet.Read Review

January 30, 2014
January 30, 2014
Alabama’s Writer’s Forum

When most Alabama readers think of Alabama writers, Native American—or American Indian as Joy Harjo calls herself—aren’t the first writers who come to mind, yet Joy Harjo attributes what she considers to be three of the most important traits of...

January 30, 2014
Native People’s Review of Crazy Brave

One of Native America’s strongest voices, poet and musician Joy Harjo has finally told her own story in this poetic memoir. Like her rich poetry, this book brims with lyrical word pictures, glimpses of Harjo’s childhood and time in Indian...