Joy Harjo reads from 'Crazy Brave'


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Joy Harjo reads from her memoir: a story about family, a hardscrabble youth, young adulthood, and her journey to become an award-winning poet and musician. -- Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she grew up with an abusive stepfather. She attended an Indian arts boarding school, where she gained an appreciation for painting, music, and poetry; gave birth while still a teenager; and struggled on her own as a single mother, eventually finding her poetic voice. -- Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, an internationally known poet, performer, writer, and saxophone player. Her seven books of poetry include “The Woman Who Fell From the Sky.” She has written books for children and young adults and has released four award-winning CDs of original music. She performs nationally and internationally with her band, the Arrow Dynamics. She also performs her one-woman show, "Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light."

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