When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: a Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Book
This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. The anthology ranges from traditional oral literatures to the work of today’s emerging poets and includes renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Cam Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete.
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- Joy Harjo
- Book Details:
- paperback, 458 pages, 2020