Crazy Brave


A “raw and honest” (Los Angeles Review of Books) memoir from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States.

by Joy Harjo

In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up learning to dodge an abusive stepfather by finding shelter in her imagination, a deep spiritual life, and connection with the natural world. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, Crazy Brave is a haunting, visionary memoir about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding a voice.

Paperback | 176 pages | W. W. Norton & Company | Reprint 2013

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