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Joy Harjo

Author of Crazy Brave: A Memoir

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About the Author

Joy Harjo is an internationally known performer and writer of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, the author of ten books of poetry and a memoir, Crazy Brave. A critically acclaimed poet, her many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the show more American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award. She currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. show less

Works by Joy Harjo

Crazy Brave: A Memoir (2012) 408 copies, 14 reviews
An American Sunrise: Poems (2019) 368 copies, 10 reviews
She Had Some Horses: Poems (1983) 342 copies, 6 reviews
Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems (2015) 250 copies, 7 reviews
Poet Warrior: A Memoir (2021) 229 copies, 3 reviews
In Mad Love and War (1990) 219 copies, 1 review
The Woman Who Fell from The Sky: Poems (1994) 219 copies, 3 reviews
The Good Luck Cat (2000) 151 copies, 15 reviews
In Honor of Mo Who Is Our Cat and We Are Hers (2004) 138 copies, 4 reviews
A Map to the Next World: Poems and Tales (2000) 136 copies, 1 review
Remember (2023) 114 copies, 6 reviews

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contributor — 1,279 copies, 9 reviews
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contributor — 601 copies, 3 reviews
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contributor — 402 copies, 4 reviews
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contributor — 376 copies, 3 reviews
All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis (2020) — Contributor — 320 copies, 8 reviews
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contributor — 206 copies, 21 reviews
Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories (1991) — Contributor — 195 copies, 2 reviews
Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (Stonewall Inn Editions) (1988) — Contributor — 180 copies, 1 review
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contributor — 164 copies, 2 reviews
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Contributor — 123 copies
Gone to Croatan: Origins of North American Dropout Culture (1994) — Contributor — 103 copies, 5 reviews
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (2018) — Contributor — 91 copies, 2 reviews
Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today (2005) — Contributor — 87 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 79 copies, 1 review
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contributor — 69 copies, 1 review
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contributor — 64 copies, 1 review
Song of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1974-1994 (1996) — Contributor — 63 copies, 2 reviews
Nothing But the Truth: An Anthology of Native American Literature (2000) — Contributor — 52 copies, 1 review
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contributor — 49 copies, 1 review
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Contributor — 35 copies, 1 review
Sister to Sister (1995) — Contributor — 32 copies
Through the Eye of the Deer (1999) — Contributor — 30 copies
Indian Singing in 20th Century America (1990) — Introduction, some editions — 28 copies
Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas (2011) — Contributor — 26 copies
Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica (2003) — Contributor — 25 copies, 3 reviews
Silent Anatomies (2015) — Selected by — 23 copies
Sinister Wisdom 43/44: The 15th Anniversary Retrospective (1991) — Contributor — 20 copies
American Indians and the Urban Experience (2001) — Contributor — 19 copies
Wounds beneath the flesh (1983) — Contributor — 16 copies
Sovereign Traces Volume 1: Not (Just) (An)Other (2018) — Contributor — 15 copies, 1 review
Poems of Resistance, Poems of Hope (2020) — Contributor — 13 copies, 1 review
T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America (2018) — Contributor — 10 copies
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Contributor — 9 copies
Stories for a Winter's Night (2000) — Contributor — 8 copies
Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals (2018) — Contributor — 8 copies, 2 reviews
The Secret Powers of Naming (2006) — Introduction — 7 copies
Durable Breath: Contemporary Native American Poetry (1994) — Contributor — 6 copies
Sinister Wisdom 24 (1983) — Contributor — 5 copies
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Contributor — 3 copies
The American Voice: Short Essays No. 17 (1989) — Contributor — 2 copies


Common Knowledge



The moment I saw the amazing artwork on the cover, I knew I had to read this book! Remember is a poem written by Joy Harjo and illustrated by Michaela Goade. Both of these women are Native American and created this poem to honor the past and look forward to the future. This poem encourages us to remember all aspects of our lives. From the sky to the Earth, we must remember their stories and lessons. This poem was written to remember our ancestors and to not forget the past. This poem is accompanied by incredible indigenous artwork! Using Tlingit stories, the illustrator focuses her drawings on aspects of the pacific northwest. Beginning with the Raven, and continuing the poem with pictures of fish, whales, bears, wolves, and trees. The illustrator uses vibrant colors and creates unique pictures on each page.
I really enjoyed this book! The poem was short but has a very powerful message. The artwork is incredible, and I spent a ton of time just staring at the pictures on each page. This poem reminds us of where we come from and the importance of that knowledge.
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amydalin | 5 other reviews | Jul 8, 2024 |
Excellent throughout, and often truly poignant. I am going to look for ways to incorporate this into my teaching.
Library_Guard | 9 other reviews | Jun 17, 2024 |
I might draw a more favorable conclusion about this book as poetry if I read the text rather than listening to the audio.
Treebeard_404 | 9 other reviews | May 9, 2024 |
This book would be good for primary students. This book is "Remember" by Joy Harjo, illustrated by Michaela Goade, and published in 2023. This book is a poem that reminds young readers to pause and reflect on the world around them. It brings in the culture of the Mvskoke Nation that we are connected to the earth and that we should cherish life. I think this would be a good book to have in a classroom just for independent reading to introduce people to other culture and to have a wide representation of cultures.… (more)
kcochell23 | 5 other reviews | Mar 13, 2024 |



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