April 8, 6:30pm-8pm
Join other readers at this online discussion on Zoom of Joy Harjo's An American Sunrise: Poems Led by poet Florence McCloud. To join the program, please email Barbara Shatara at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wedesday, April 8 at 5pm.
About This Month's Book:
In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territory, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returns to her family’s lands and opens a dialogue with history. In An American Sunrise, Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where her people, and other indigenous families, essentially disappeared.