da Shop: A Reader's Blog

Words that Heal: The Poetry of Joy Harjo by Timothy Dyke
Words that Heal: The Poetry of Joy Harjo by Timothy Dyke

By da Shop Staff on May 05, 2020

One of the many things I love about da Shop is being able to chat about books with whomever may be in the store when I'm browsing. We can't do that in person right now, but fortunately da Shop has found a way to continue our  conversations around books. What follows is a rumination, more than a review. I was asked what I think of a Joy Harjo collection, and what follows is my response. I offer it in a spirit of conversation and reflection.

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2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion: Erisan Awaya
2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion: Erisan Awaya

By da Shop Staff on Apr 28, 2020

As we near the end of National Poetry Month, we’d like to congratulate the 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion, Erisan Awaya! Erisan, a junior at MidPacific Institute, competed against 10 other state finalists at Tenney Theatre on March 1, 2020 and performed a final recitation of the poem “Golden Retrievals” by Mark Doty. 

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