Virtual Author Event - Joy Harjo, LeAnne Howe, Jennifer Foerster

Wed, August 26, 2020
7:00 PM
Tulsa, OK

Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome Joy Harjo, LeAnne Howe and Jennifer Foerster, the editors of When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry for a virtual author event. 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. This free virtual event will be moderated by Christina Burke Curator of Native American Art at Philbrook Museum and hosted on the Zoom platform.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the event on Wednesday August 26 at 7:00 PM CDT.

You can purchase a copy of When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through at Magic City Books starting August 25 or you can pre-order a copy here: