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When the light of the world was subdued, our songs came through : a Norton anthology of Native nations poetry

Harjo, Joy, (editor.). Howe, LeAnne, (editor.). Foerster, Jennifer Elise, (editor.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Etna Library 808.81 WHE 31257000284207 New items Available -
Howe Library POETRY 808.81 WHE 31254003670367 New books - Main floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393356816
  • ISBN: 0393356809
  • ISBN: 9780393356809
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 458 pages ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N. Y. : W. W. Norton & Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology. This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. Each section begins with a poem from traditional oral literatures and closes with emerging poets, ranging from Eleazar, a seventeenth-century Native student at Harvard, to Jake Skeets, a young Diné poet born in 1991, and including renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete"--
Subject: American poetry Indian authors
Indians of North America Poetry

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