Affirming the Light: The Poetry of Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo’s poetry is descriptive and rhythmic, drawing on her connection to the land, her Muscogee heritage, her deep listening to the voices of history, promises broken and fulfilled and the hope of forming a collective and unifying story. We will spend the first hour and a half of each class discussing Harjo’s poems. The last half hour will be spent writing a poem in light of the themes and techniques of Harjo’s poems. The last half hour is optional; all students are welcome to participate.

Required Texts: Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years. Published in hardcover in November, 2022, the collection shows the range and development of Harjo’s work and contains extensive notes on the poems. The text is available in electronic form and hard copy and can be purchased as a new or used item through Amazon.

Instructor:  Sr. Fran McManus, RSM

Feb. 27 – Apr. 17 (no class April 10th)
Mondays 6-8PM
On Zoom

Fee: $60.00