She had some horses

by Joy Harjo

Paperback, 1983






New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, c1983.


Joy Harjo's haunting poetry explores the pain, depth, and hope that women shareIn this powerful collection of poems, Creek Indian Joy Harjo explores womanhood's most intimate moments. Her prose speaks of women's despair, of their imprisonment and ruin at the hands of men and society, but also of their awakenings, power, and love. The recipient of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America and the American Book Award, Joy Harjo's most recent publications are The Woman Who Fell from the Sky and The Spiral of Memory, a collection of interviews. She lives in Albuquerque, NM.

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LibraryThing member heavyleg
Beautiful and devastating. This book blew through me.
LibraryThing member pascalepetit
The title poem 'She Had Some Horses' reinvents and updates the 'Navajo War God's Horse Chant' placing it in an urban and contemporary setting but drawing on the boast tradition with its parallel structures and syntax. Each time I use this poem in a workshop the students find different and new things in it, so a multi-layered poem in a multi-layered book by a real poet.… (more)
LibraryThing member Cail_Judy
Captivating poetry.



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