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When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

edited by Joy Harjo with LeAnne Howe, Jennifer Elise Foerster, and Contributing Editors
# UT7882 Paperback, 458 pages; 2020
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Profoundly enlightening and dazzlingly lyrical, this sweeping anthology of Native American literature showcases diverse poetry by 161 authors from more than 90 indigenous nations over three centuries. Divided by geographic region, each section includes a powerful introduction, providing historical and cultural context for the featured verse. Every American should read this essential collection edited by current US Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo. It's both grounding and uplifting, heartening and heart-wrenching. (CH)
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