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Poetry off the Shelf: Crazy Brave: The Life and Poetry of Joy Harjo

Sunday, November 4th, 12:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
$10/5 for students and teachers with I.D. Sold out; standby tickets will not be available.
312.494.9509 or chicagohumanities.org

For more than 30 years, poet Joy Harjo, of Muskogee Nation heritage, has evoked the landscape of the Southwest with language steeped in American native cultures and visionary lyricism. Harjo’s many-faceted artistic life includes the poetry collections She Who Had Horse and the American Book Awardwinning In Mad Love and War, as well as her new memoir Crazy Brave, and stints playing saxophone in Joy Harjo and the Arrow Dynamics Band.

Doors open 30 minutes before program start time; program will last approximately one hour.

Co-sponsored with the Chicago Humanities Festival

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