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She Had Some Horses
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Creation Story
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My House Is the Red Earth
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The Myth of Blackbirds
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This America

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Born in Tulsa, OK, and a member of the Muskogee Tribe, Joy Harjo has sought to blend poetry with music, incorporating Native American tribal music, jazz, and rock. While attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico, where she was studying painting and theater, Harjo began to write poetry reflecting the political climate for Native Americans, eventually seeing her work published. While living in Denver, she took up the saxophone, seeing music as a way to further ... Read more

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