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Joy Harjo: Crazy Brave: A Memoir
Date Thursday July 12
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
510-834-4314
http://www.stpaulsoakland.org
Event Type Speaker
Phone510-967-4495
KPFA Radio + Poetry Flash present

Hosted by Mark Anquoe
Co-host, KPFA's Bay Native Circle

$12 advance tickets:: 800-838-3006
Pegasus Books (3 locations), Mrs. Dalloway's, Moe's Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL, A Bookstore, and Modern Times ($15 door) KPFA benefit
Information: http://www.kpfa.org/events

Joy Harjo's CRAZY BRAVE: A Memoir is a spiritual coming-of-age memoir from a poet praised for her "breathtaking complex witness and word-remaking language" -Adrienne Rich

In this soul-stirring memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo, one of our leading Native American voices, details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up learning to dodge an abusive stepfather by finding shelter in her imagination, a deep spiritual life, and connection with the natural world. She attended an Indian arts boarding school, where she nourished an appreciation for painting, music, and poetry; gave birth while still a teenager; and struggled on her own as a single mother, eventually finding her poetic voice. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, CRAZY BRAVE is a memoir about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding her spirit-charged voice. Harjo's tale of a hardscrabble youth, young adulthood, and transformation into an award-winning poet and musician is haunting, unique, and visionary.

Ms. Harjo is a gifted writer who can both celebrate and contemplate the mysteries and cycles of our ongoing existence. -Amy Ray, Indigo Girls

"Joy Harjo is now writing a visionary poetry that is among the very best we have."
-Village Voice

Harjo is the author of 15 books and 6 music albums, including: "She Had Some Horses", The Woman Who Fell from the Sky", and "In Mad Love and War."
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