The Works of 10 Contemporary Native American Poets

#poets #poetry #poems #NativeAmerican I’ve already enjoyed Sherman Alexie, Joy Harjo and Leslie Marmon Silko. Will soon learn more about their poetry and meet the other poets and their work.


November is Native American Heritage Month — and we’re celebrating with a selection of poems from contemporary Native American writers. Joy Harjo, whose writing is featured below, once wrote: “The literature of the aboriginal people of North America defines America. It is not exotic. The concerns are particular, yet often universal.” These poets explore these universalities, as well as historical concerns and the issues facing Native Americans in the contemporary world.

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