Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems (Hardcover)

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Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems (Hardcover)

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A long-awaited poetry collection by one of our most essential Native American voices.


In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout. Lost ancestors are recalled. Resilient songs are born, even as they grieve the loss of their country. Called a "magician and a master" (San Francisco Chronicle), Joy Harjo is at the top of her form in Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings.



Joy Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the author of nine poetry collections and two memoirs, most recently Poet Warrior. The recipient of the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, she lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393248500
ISBN-10: 039324850X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 28th, 2015
Pages: 160
Language: English
Joy Harjo's Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings is a marvelous instrument that veins through a dark lode of American history. The poet's finely tuned voice goes where 'Midnight is a horn player,' driven by tribute, prayer, and blues, excavating names, places, and dreams. And at the end of this epic voyage the reader surfaces at sunrise.

— Yusef Komunyakaa

[Joy Harjo's] poetry is light and elixir, the very best prescription for us in wounded times.
— Sandra Cisneros - The Millions