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Poetry Workshop: Soul Talk Song Language

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Poetry Writing Workshop: Soul Talk Song Language

“I was born with eyes that can never close...” ― Joy Harjo

Poetry is soul talk. Words carry intent and meaning. We can destroy or create worlds with our words, and poetry is some of the most potent word speak. This workshop will focus on writing a poem that will change your life.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend a writing workshop with one of the world's greatest living poets and humanatarians, Joy Harjo, as part of her exclusive Australian visit as QPF's 2017 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence. Writers of all levels welcome to attend.

Harjo is right at the top of the best contemporary American poetry and music artists. – Thomas Rain Crow, The Bloomsbury Review

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joy Harjo is an internationally known poet, writer, performer and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation who is often cited as playing a formidable role in the second wave of the Native American Renaissance of the late 20th century. Harjo’s eight books of poetry include such well-known titles as How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems and She Had Some Horses. Her newest collection, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (2015), short-listed for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, is hailed by Yusef Komunyakaa as ‘a marvelous instrument that veins through a dark lode of American history’. Her memoir Crazy Brave (2012) won several awards, including the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the American Book Award. Recently, Harjo was awarded the prestigious Ruth Lilley Prize, bestowed on a living American poet for outstanding lifetime accomplishments.

Joy Harjo performing A Poem to Get Rid of Fear


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