How does Joy Harjo’s juxtaposition of the ordinary and the extraordinary challenge the Western perspective of what is and what is not real?
Harjo was a painter before she became a poet. How do her word choices and images reflect her experience as a visual artist?
In what ways do Harjo’s use of myth reconcile and harmonize opposing forces such as male versus female, European versus indigenous culture, the powerful versus the impotent, and love versus hate?
How does Harjo’s love of music influence and enhance her poetry?
Harjo’s poetry is often inspired by her surroundings. How does sense of place function in her work?