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An American sunrise : poems

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  • Running Time: 01:30 hrs
    Narrator: the author
    Blackstone Publishing, 2019
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Harjo, Joy
    Edition: Unabridged

    A collection of poems from the first Native American US Poet Laureate, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land, that opens a dialogue with history.

    • Prologue
    • Map of the Trail of Tears
    • Break My Heart
    • My grandfather Monahwee
    • Exile of Memory
    • Granddaughters
    • The Fight
    • Directions to You
    • Seven Generations
    • In 1990 a congress
    • Weapons,
    • The Story Wheel
    • Once I looked at the moon
    • Washing My Mother's Body
    • There is a map
    • Rising and Falling
    • The Road to Disappearance
    • Mama and Papa Have the Going Home Shiprock Blues
    • My great-grandfather Monahwee
    • How to Write a Poem in a Time of War
    • Mvskoke Mourning Song
    • First Morning
    • Singing Everything
    • Falling from the Night Sky
    • Our knowledge is based
    • For Earth's Grandsons
    • Running
    • A Refuge in the Smallest of Places
    • I'm Nobody! Who Are You?
    • Bourbon and Blues
    • My Great-Aunt Ella Monahwee Jacobs's Testimony
    • Road
    • The Southeast was covered
    • Desire's Dog
    • Dawning
    • Honoring
    • My Man's Feet
    • "I Wonder What You Are Thinking"
    • Fot Those Who Would Govern
    • Rabbit Invents the Saxophone
    • When Adolfe Sax patented
    • Let There Be No Regrets
    • Advice for Countries, Advanced, Developing and Falling
    • Tobacco Origin Story
    • My aunt Lois Harjo told me
    • Redbird Love
    • We follow the DNA spiral of stories
    • Becoming Seventy
    • Beyond
    • Ren-Toh-Pvrv
    • Memory Sack
    • Every night
    • Cehotosakvtes
    • One March
    • By the Way
    • When we made it down last year
    • Welcoming Song
    • An American Sunrise
    • Bless This Land
    • Acknowledgements.
    Original Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon], Blackstone Publishing
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781094081212, 1094081213, 9781094081229, 1094081221