The Joy Harjo Project

June 23, 2010

Joy Harjo is a Muscogee/Creek artist, who plays the saxophone, creates music, writes amazing poetry, among many other kinds of explorations!

This project involves…

  • watching her “Reality Show”
  • reading and listening to her poem “Strange Fruit”, which includes a brief comment by Michelle on the power to convey meanings in poetry,
  • reading about and listening to Billie Holiday’s song “Strange Fruit”, and thinking about both pieces of work (All of those resources can be found at the TP webpage on Joy Harjo)
  • and (if you want more) having a look at the Anthology she edited with Gloria Bird (to borrow from your teacher if necessary!), Reinventing the Enemy’s Language. Contemporary Native Women’s Writings of North America.

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