The Poem That Made Sherman Alexie Want to Drop Everything and Be a Poet – Joe Fassler – The Atlantic

Joy Harjo, who’s a Creek Indian poet and a jazz musician, was once asked by a white reporter why she played the saxophone, since it’s not an Indian instrument.And she said: “It is when I play it.”If “I’m in the reservation of my mind” is the question, then “It is when I play it” is the answer.

via The Poem That Made Sherman Alexie Want to Drop Everything and Be a Poet – Joe Fassler – The Atlantic.

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A Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, academic, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.
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