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The Resource The woman who fell from the sky : poems, Joy Harjo

The woman who fell from the sky : poems, Joy Harjo

Label
The woman who fell from the sky : poems
Title
The woman who fell from the sky
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Joy Harjo
Creator
Contributor
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of twenty-four poems, centering on women, American culture, and Native American traditions. Joy Harjo, one of this country's foremost Native American voices, combines elements of storytelling, prayer, and song, informed by her interest in jazz and by her North American tribal background, in this, her fourth volume of poetry. She is a mythic, visionary, and spiritual poet who draws from the Native American tradition of praising the land and the spirit, the realities of American culture, and the concept of feminine individuality. In describing this volume Harjo has said: "I believe that the word poet is synonymous with the word truth teller. So this collection tells a bit of the truth of what I have seen since my coming of age in the late sixties."
Awards note
Oklahoma Book Awarad for Poetry, 1995.
Cataloging source
DLC
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Harjo, Joy
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A62423
LC item number
W66 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • PLP
  • Indians of North America
  • Indian women
  • Indian women
  • Indians of North America
  • POETRY / American / General
Label
The woman who fell from the sky : poems, Joy Harjo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Northern Lights: "I was invited up north once . . ."
  • Who Invented Death and Crows and is There Anything We Can Do to Calm the Noisy Clatter of Destruction? "When I hear crows talking . . ."
  • The Myth of Blackbirds: "I believe love is the strongest force in the world . . ."
  • The Song of the House in the House: "I believe an architectural structure is interactive . . ."
  • Insomnia and the Seven Steps to Grace: "I think of Bell's theorem . . ."
  • Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century: "I was in a downtown Chicago hotel room . . ."
  • II.
  • The World Ends Here
  • Witness: "The Indian wars never ended . . ."
  • Wolf Warrior: "One morning I prepared to see a friend off . . ."
  • I.
  • Promise of Blue Horses: "The heart is constructed of a promise ..."
  • Sonata for the Invisible: "My son called me once at three in the morning . . ."
  • The Place the Musician Became a Bear: "I heard about Jim Pepper . . ."
  • The Other Side of Yellow to Blue: "For weeks the tune 'Contemplation' . . ."
  • The Field of Miracles: "It's possible to understand the world . . ."
  • Petroglyph: "Jaune Quick-To-See Smith's paintings . . ."
  • Fishing: "A few weeks before he died . . ."
  • Promise: "The spring before my granddaughter Krista's birth . . ."
  • The Dawn Appears with Butterflies: "I was on my way to Tuba City . . ."
  • Perhaps the World Ends Here
  • Tribal Memory
  • The Creation Story: "There are many versions of the creation story . . ."
  • The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: "I traveled far above the earth . . ."
  • The Naming: "I never liked my mother's mother . . ."
  • The Flood: "Embedded in Muscogee tribal memory . . ."
  • A Postcolonial Tale: "The landscape of the late twentieth century . . ."
  • Mourning Song: "In the city in which I live . . ."
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
69 pages
Isbn
9780393037159
Lccn
96023014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34722791
  • (OCoLC)34722791
Label
The woman who fell from the sky : poems, Joy Harjo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Northern Lights: "I was invited up north once . . ."
  • Who Invented Death and Crows and is There Anything We Can Do to Calm the Noisy Clatter of Destruction? "When I hear crows talking . . ."
  • The Myth of Blackbirds: "I believe love is the strongest force in the world . . ."
  • The Song of the House in the House: "I believe an architectural structure is interactive . . ."
  • Insomnia and the Seven Steps to Grace: "I think of Bell's theorem . . ."
  • Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century: "I was in a downtown Chicago hotel room . . ."
  • II.
  • The World Ends Here
  • Witness: "The Indian wars never ended . . ."
  • Wolf Warrior: "One morning I prepared to see a friend off . . ."
  • I.
  • Promise of Blue Horses: "The heart is constructed of a promise ..."
  • Sonata for the Invisible: "My son called me once at three in the morning . . ."
  • The Place the Musician Became a Bear: "I heard about Jim Pepper . . ."
  • The Other Side of Yellow to Blue: "For weeks the tune 'Contemplation' . . ."
  • The Field of Miracles: "It's possible to understand the world . . ."
  • Petroglyph: "Jaune Quick-To-See Smith's paintings . . ."
  • Fishing: "A few weeks before he died . . ."
  • Promise: "The spring before my granddaughter Krista's birth . . ."
  • The Dawn Appears with Butterflies: "I was on my way to Tuba City . . ."
  • Perhaps the World Ends Here
  • Tribal Memory
  • The Creation Story: "There are many versions of the creation story . . ."
  • The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: "I traveled far above the earth . . ."
  • The Naming: "I never liked my mother's mother . . ."
  • The Flood: "Embedded in Muscogee tribal memory . . ."
  • A Postcolonial Tale: "The landscape of the late twentieth century . . ."
  • Mourning Song: "In the city in which I live . . ."
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
69 pages
Isbn
9780393037159
Lccn
96023014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34722791
  • (OCoLC)34722791

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