Thank you to Heidi Mordhorst @ My Juicy Little Universe for hosting this week.
When The Light Of The World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through
Edited by Joy Harjo with Leanne Howe, Jennifer Elise Foerster, and Contributing Editors (Amazon | Book Depository)
I bought this book specifically for our current reading theme on #SurvivalStories2021 as we attempt to ‘decolonize our libraries’ and feature more voices from First Nations people. I dip in and out of this book – it is quite the chunkster – and found this poem by Frank Lapena, Nomtipom Wintu. He served as Professor of Art and Ethnic Studies and director of Native American Studies at Sacramento State University for more than thirty years. He passed away in 2019. There is much joy in this poem.
To dance with so much joy for the gifts the universe brings – there is freedom in this. Have you read this edited anthology yet? Any favourites from the collection?