The Power of Poetry in America

The Power of Poetry in America

Brought to you by ASU's Center for Imagination In the Borderlands

This reading and conversation brings together two Poet Laureates of the United States: Joy Harjo and Natasha Trethewey. This evening is a celebration of their great hearts and work. This evening will also be a celebration and welcoming of Joy Harjo as the first Native to hold the Poet Laureate position, who agreed to serve a third year, as we transfer from one presidential administration to the next.

The act of reading or writing a poem are both ways of remembering and manifesting the world we want to live in—singing ourselves into being. Joy Harjo and Natasha Trethewey have both built their lives in language—the intimate and personal language they carry to their pages and the language we receive when we arrive at their pages—a relational life, a reciprocal life, built at least partly of poems. Join us and these two Poet Laureates of the United States, as we talk about the ways poetry gathers and holds us, lifts us, catapults us to action, not only against the violence of the world but also beyond them. Join us as we engage the energy, imagination, and power of poetry, as a community, as an important part of the beautiful and capacious world we are imagining for one another.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Event address: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-poetry-in-america-tickets-135372094579
An American Sunrise: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393358483
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With)
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ISBN: 9780393356809
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems Cover Image
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Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir Cover Image
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Thrall: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544586208
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