A Map to the Next World: Poetry and Tales

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W.W. Norton & Company, 2001 - Poetry - 138 pages
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Mvskoke tribal song and storytelling, Navajo and Hawaiian philosophies, the music of the Middle East, and the poetry of western civilizations can all be heard in these songs and stories that bear witness to the cruelties of history and the miracles of human kindness at the border between this century and the next.

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Review: A Map to the Next World: Poems and Tales

User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

Joy Harjo is among the two dozen poets I turn to when I yearn for poetry that illuminates the spirit, for such poetry much be fiercely and fully grounded in the beauty and the pain of this life. This ... Read full review

Review: A Map to the Next World: Poems and Tales

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

No matter how many times I read this volume, it's always amazing. Each time I've read it, I've picked up new insights through this work. I love the Native elements and references; her language is indicative of a world view that I love being a part of each time I read. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Joy Harjo is an internationally known performer and writer of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She has written seven books of poetry, including She Had Some Horses and How We Became Human, and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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