JOY HARJO became the first Native American to be named Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019. She is a multitalented artist of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She is an internationally known poet, performer, writer, and musician. She has published seven books of acclaimed poetry including She Had Some Horses, In Mad Love and War, The Woman Who Fell from the Sky, and How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems. She has produced five award-winning albums of music and poetry including Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century, Winding through the Milky Way, and Red Dreams: A Trail Beyond Tears. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. TANAYA WINDER is a poet from the Duckwater Shoshone and Southern Ute nations. She is pursuing an MFA in poetry from University of New Mexico and working on her first collection of poetry. LAURA COLTELLI is a professor of American literature at the University of Pisa, Italy. Her publications include Winged Words, American Indian Writers Speak, and an edited collection of essays, Reading Leslie Marmon Silko.
"Soul Talk, Song Language gathers, makes, and shares stories
that extend our vision of her work in and out of Indian
Country."--Susan Bernardin, World Literature Today"In Soul Talk,
Song Language Joy Harjo provides a rare and treasurable acoustic:
the sound of an artist and woman thinking for herself, and for us.
Never afraid of large questions of purpose and identity. But never
remiss either in providing beautiful, small details of craft and
commitment. This is an essential book."--Eavan Boland, author of
New Collected Poems