Friday, July 13, 2012

Meet the Author - Joy Harjo



Join us at NARF to meet author/poet/musician Joy Harjo
Help celebrate the release of her new memoir - Crazy Brave: A Memoir

Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: Native American Rights Fund at 1506 Broadway Boulder, CO 80302

Over her long career as a performer, musician and writer, Joy Harjo has produced works of art that both testify to her unique experience and grant voice to a disinherited community. Acclaimed poet Adrienne Rich has written, “I turn and return to Harjo’s poetry for her breathtaking complex witness and for her world-remaking language.” N. Scott Momaday has called her classic collection of poetry, She Had Some Horses, “a literary event of importance. The poetry here is of mythic and timeless character, native and lyrical in its expression, profound in its reflection of a worldview that is at once precise and comprehensive.”

Through Harjo’s story, populated by spirits and impulses as much as by real-life figures, we witness a woman’s coming-of-age on the verge of the sexual revolution, the making of an activist-poet fiercely committed to Native American rights, and the evolution of a mother who must learn to fend for herself—and for her children—at a very young age, with limited resources. Throughout, Harjo is assured in her prose and in the path her life has taken, unflinching in her recollections of the obstacles she overcame to become the renowned artist she is today.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joy Harjo is an internationally known performer and writer of the Muscogee/Creek Nation. She has written seven books of poetry, including She Had Some Horses and How We Became Human. Visit her website at http://www.joyharjo.com/

"Joy Harjo has always been able to see with more than her eyes. Her writing is a testament to this gift. Her Memoir honors her own journey as well as those who fell along the wayside. Her hero's journey is a gift for all those struggling to make their way." — Sandra Cisnero

Immediately following the meet and greet at NARF, Joy will be having a booksigning at the Boulder Bookstore at 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302. You are more than welcome to join us at this event as well! http://www.boulderbookstore.com/