I am glad to be welcoming the new year with the Poetry Friday community. Thank you to Carol’s Corner for being the first Poetry Friday host this year!
We have just recently announced that we are doing a year of international literature this year. Basically, we hope to feature books or authors/illustrators or poets that fit into any of the following criteria:
Books that have been translated into English from their original languages.
Books published in English but written or illustrated by non-native English speakers.
Books written or illustrated by People of Colour
Joy Harjo fits into number 4. I have only learned about her poetry last year, when I featured her Crazy Brave (Amazon | Book Depository) for Poetry Friday too. If you have other recommended poets whose works have been translated into English – or who are non-native English speakers but publish in English, do let me know so I can look for them!
I discovered this entire poem from The Academy Of American Poets on Facebook. I thought that as we are about to start the year, it is good to “remember.” I hope you enjoy it!