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, WHEN THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD WAS SUBDUED, OUR SONGS CAME THROUGH—edited by United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo—Santa Fe Poet Laureate Elizabeth Jacobson will host a reading from the volume.
Center for Contemporary Arts—Santa Fe
Thursday, December 3.
5 pm on the West Coast; 6 pm Mountain Standard Time; 8 pm East Coast.
From top: 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 World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through (2020)—edited by 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.