Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems (Hardcover)
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.
— Yusef Komunyakaa
[Joy Harjo's] poetry is light and elixir, the very best prescription for us in wounded times.
— Sandra Cisneros - The Millions