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, [2012]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780393073461
0393073467
9780393345438
0393345432
Branch Call Number: 811.54 H225H 2012
Characteristics: 169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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The first Native American United States Poet Laureate 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.


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AnnabelleLee27 Jul 02, 2020

A raw and vulnerable recounting of Native American poet and artist Harjo's growing into adulthood during the turbulent and exciting times of the civil rights movement. Some parts feel disjointed and incomplete and the narrative ends far too soon.

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JANMAYS
May 15, 2020

Bore - personal journal of Joy Harjo, Tulsa indian poet.

CCCL_KelliN Nov 12, 2019

A mesmerizing read.

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Julieh2020
Aug 17, 2019

Joy Harjo, one of our most talented poets, who now holds the title of the first Native American U. S. Poet Laureate has written a hardscrabble memoir in a landscape of dreams, magic and Native American transcendence as only she can do!

Hillsboro_EmilyS Jan 02, 2019

If you loved There There by Tommy Orange, try this book next.

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RachelCPL
Apr 26, 2018

Beautiful! Worth a read.

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mclarjh
Mar 27, 2018

Very ordinary writing.

ArapahoeSummer 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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