Crazy Brave

Crazy Brave

A Memoir

Book - 2012
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A memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and how she struggled to finally find inner peace and her creative voice.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393073461
0393073467
Characteristics: 169 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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AL_SUMMER Jun 09, 2017

Follow Harjo's river of memories in this beautifully written and lyrical memoir. As a child, she recognized the beauty of her mother's music. She came to see poetry as "singing on paper."

ChelseaJM Oct 04, 2016

It's tough to find words to describe this very poetic memoir: eloquent, breathtaking, powerful, uplifting. Joy Harjo is a poet, a mystic, and a warrior. I wonder if everyone who reads this will be so moved, or if it's one of those rare gems that's perfect just for a certain someone. Survivors, women of color, mothers, poets and writers should certainly give it a try. I expect that you will not be disappointed.

JCLHelenH May 20, 2016

Harjo writes eloquently about difficult times.

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JoyMalnar
Feb 28, 2015

Amazing and engaging, just like her personality. Heard her give a reading at UIUC that was entertaining and spellbinding.

LaughingOne Dec 06, 2012

Having read her poetry and been to a couple of readings she did, I was quite interested in learning more about Joy Harjo. This memoir helped me understand her and her work more. It is moving and powerful. I highly recommend it.

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