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Joy Harjo's memoir is Poet Warrior. She plays saxophone and recites poetry on her new album, I Pray for My Enemies. Shawn Miller/W.W. Norton hide caption

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'Poet Warrior' Joy Harjo Wants Native Peoples To Be Seen As Human

The nation's first Native American poet laureate has a new memoir in which she tells her own story — as well as the story of her sixth-generation grandfather, who was forced from his ancestral land.

Joy Harjo's memoir is Poet Warrior. She plays saxophone and recites poetry on her new album, I Pray for My Enemies. Shawn Miller/W.W. Norton hide caption

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Shawn Miller/W.W. Norton

'Poet Warrior' Joy Harjo Wants Native Peoples To Be Seen As Human

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