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Secrets from the Center of the World

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"My house is the red earth; it could be the center of the world."

This is Navajo country, a land of mysterious and delicate beauty. "Stephen Strom's photographs lead you to that place," writes Joy Harjo. "The camera eye becomes a space you can move through into the powerful landscapes that he photographs. The horizon may shift and change all around you, but underneath it i
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Paperback, 75 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by University of Arizona Press
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John Orman
Apr 22, 2014 John Orman rated it really liked it
This small book is a volume in the Sun Tracks series, and American Indian Literary Series. Among the editorial committee members are N. Scott Momaday and Leslie Marmon Silko.

This book combines the subtle, naturalistic poetry of Harjo with the photographs of Stephen Strom. The book celebrates the spirit of the sacred earth.

The photos and poems mainly relate to the Arizona desert: "This land is a poem of ochre and burnt sand."

"Moencopi Rise stuns me ... I contemplate the frozen memory of stones.
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Such beautiful words!
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Joy Harjo transports us to where we need to be in the world not "of it."
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Bio Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. She has released four award-winning CD's of original music and won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year. She performs nationally and internationally solo and with her band, The Arrow Dynamics. She has appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, in venues in every major U.S. city and
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“I can hear the sizzle of newborn stars, and know anything of meaning, of the fierce magic emerging here. I am witness to flexible eternity, the evolving past, and I know we will live forever, as dust or breath in the face of stars, in the shifting pattern of winds.” 9 likes
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