By Joy Harjo
"This breathtakingly sincere selection of writings is alive with deeply felt and fantastically expressed emotions."—Wilma Mankiller
In her 5th booklet, pleasure Harjo, certainly one of our premier local American voices, melds stories, dream visions, myths, and tales from America’s brutal historical past right into a poetic complete. To view textual content with line endings as poet meant, please set font measurement to the smallest measurement in your device.
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“Ai is a truthteller deciding upon her method in the course of the burning rocks of racial and sexual lies. ”—Joy HarjoBefore her premature demise in 2010, Ai, recognized for her searing dramatic monologues, was once hailed as “one of the main singular voices of her iteration” (New York instances booklet Review). Now for the 1st time, all 8 books via this crucial and uniquely American poet were amassed in a single quantity.
A deeply own choice of reflective poetry and prose. encouraged through the main adored reports of the guts. Love, marriage, relatives and relationships include the important subject matters of this emotional and heartening quantity. the writer has distinctive presents of expression and language – and his readers have a true deal with in shop.
Those allegorical poems, depicting a rose, a lighthouse, or a season as forms of characters are stories of turning issues of joys, sufferings, disappointments, or luck in lifetime of humans of our time despite historical past and nationality.
A literary cookbook that celebrates meals and poetry, of life's crucial elements. within the similar means that salt seasons parts to carry out their flavors, poetry seasons our lives; whilst celebrated jointly, our daily moments and nutrients are richer and extra significant. The twenty-five inspiring poems during this book—from such poets as Marge Piercy, Louise Glück, Mark Strand, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, Jane Hirshfield—are followed through seventy-five recipes that deliver the richness of phrases to existence in our kitchen, on our plate, and during our palate.
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