When the Light of the World Was Subdued: The Legacy of Native American Poetry

Wed, July 24, 2024
10:24 AM
San Francisco, CA

Join Litquake as we celebrate launch of When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through, the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology, co-edited by current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Gathering the work of more than 160 poets, this landmark collection 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, and offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete. Joy Harjo reads from and discusses, with When the Light contributing editor and poet Jennifer Foerster. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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