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An American Sunrise

Audiobook

A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.

In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territory, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returns to her family's lands and opens a dialogue with history. In An American Sunrise, Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where her people, and other indigenous families, essentially disappeared. From her memory of her mother's death, to her beginnings in the native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo's personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings. Her poems sing of beauty and survival, illuminating a spirituality that connects her to her ancestors and thrums with the quiet anger of living in the ruins of injustice. A descendent of storytellers and "one of our finest―and most complicated―poets" (Los Angeles Review of Books), Joy Harjo continues her legacy with this latest powerful collection.


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Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781094081267
  • File size: 48681 KB
  • Release date: August 13, 2019
  • Duration: 01:41:25

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781094081267
  • File size: 48692 KB
  • Release date: August 13, 2019
  • Duration: 01:43:25
  • Number of parts: 2

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Fiction Poetry

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English

A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.

In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territory, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returns to her family's lands and opens a dialogue with history. In An American Sunrise, Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where her people, and other indigenous families, essentially disappeared. From her memory of her mother's death, to her beginnings in the native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo's personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings. Her poems sing of beauty and survival, illuminating a spirituality that connects her to her ancestors and thrums with the quiet anger of living in the ruins of injustice. A descendent of storytellers and "one of our finest―and most complicated―poets" (Los Angeles Review of Books), Joy Harjo continues her legacy with this latest powerful collection.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Blackstone Publishing
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781094081267
    File size: 48681 KB
    Release date: August 13, 2019
    Duration: 01:41:25

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781094081267
    File size: 48692 KB
    Release date: August 13, 2019
    Duration: 01:43:25
    Number of parts: 2

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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