Teacher, saxophonist, and poet laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo does not just read her poems. She performs them with passion and music; some are literally songs, and she sings them. This collection focuses on the many trails of tears, from those of her Cherokee and Muscogee ancestors to those of Central American natives today. The poems are beautiful, made more beautiful by the author's vivid and emotional interpretations. Her work here is an exercise in compassion, history, and the mutual obligations of human existence. Harjo is one of our leading Native American poets, but more than that, she is simply in the front rank of poets--and readers of poetry--working in English today. The audiobook also includes transcripts of interviews with survivors of the Trail of Tears. D.M.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2019 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2019]
Digital Download Blackstone Audio 2019
DD ISBN $13.97
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