MN Reads: "Native people are poetry"

Jul 4, 2019

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Award-winning novelist and poet Linda LeGarde Grover shares her thoughts on the selection of Joy Harjo as the first Native American Poet Laureate. 

Like eagle that Sunday morning
Over Salt River. Circled in blue sky
In wind, swept our hearts clean
With sacred wings.
We see you, see ourselves and know
That we must take the utmost care
     And kindness in all things.

    ~ Joy Harjo, "Eagle Poem"

Linda also mentioned Joy Harjo's For A Girl Becoming. It's published by the University of Arizona Press.