we can’t contain our excitement over the announcement of Joy Harjo being named the US Poet Laureate. as the first Native American (and Oklahoman) to hold the title, she will be sharing this honor with her ancestors, which is long overdue. there is not a single book which can properly convey her entire body of work. jump in with both feet and explore her poetry first. then delve into her fiction (including her youth fiction) and her memoir.
Emily Dickinson instructs us to “tell all the truth but tell it slant”, but poets take her words one step further; they see the world slant. This fact shines through