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Publisher's Summary

In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo, one of our leading Native American voices, details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up learning to dodge an abusive stepfather by finding shelter in her imagination, a deep spiritual life, and connection with the natural world. She attended an Indian arts boarding school, where she nourished an appreciation for painting, music, and poetry; gave birth while still a teenager; and struggled on her own as a single mother, eventually finding her poetic voice. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, Crazy Brave is a memoir about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding a voice. Harjo’s tale of a hardscrabble youth, young adulthood, and transformation into an award-winning poet and musician is haunting, unique, and visionary.
©2012 Joy Harjo (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Diana G-A on 06-11-18

Kudos to Susan Harjo!

Heartbreaking and Inspiring after all!
My heart arose with sister-love for you as you spoke of what you lived. Wado!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Vanessa Cisneros on 05-03-18

Wonderful and intentional storyteller...

I don't think I've ever heard words so intentionally and purposefully bound together. What a reflective journey Harjo takes us un!

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