A poem opens up time, it opens up memory, it opens up place, the meaning of place, the meaning of … our place in history… At one point in the editing, we decided to read the whole manuscript aloud. That’s how I revise, so that’s what we did—we took it into our mouths and took it to our bodies. — Joy Harjo
To celebrate the publication of the
Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, —edited by United States Poet Laureate WHEN THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD WAS SUBDUED, OUR SONGS CAME THROUGH —Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will host a reading from the volume. Elizabeth Jacobson
, Jennifer Elise Foerster , Layli Long Soldier dg nanouk okpik a, and . See link below for webinar details. Cedar Sigo
A NIGHT OF NATIVE NATIONS POETRY
Center for Contemporary Arts—Santa Fe
Thursday, December 3.
5 pm on the West Coast; 6 pm Mountain Standard Time; 8 pm East Coast.
Joy Harjo, photograph by Shawn Miller, image courtesy and © the photographer and the Library of Congress; Jennifer Elise Foerster, photograph by Richard Blue Cloud Castaneda, image courtesy and © the author and the photographer; When the Light of the (2020)—edited by World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through Joy Harjo, with Leanne Howe and Jennifer Foerster—cover image courtesy and © W. W. Norton; Layli Long Soldier, image courtesy of the author; dg nanouk okpik, photograph by Bill Hess, image courtesy and © the author and the photographer; Elizabeth Jacobson, photograph courtesy of the author.