This broadside features U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s poem, “Once the World Was Perfect,” and was printed on the occasion of her reading for the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series at Emory University, March 20, 2021.
Artwork by Jolene Yazzie (Diné/Comanche/White Mountain Apache) and design by Kit Schluter.
Printed on Arches Heavyweight Cold Press in an edition of 200. Dimensions: 8”x14”. Above image is blurred for copyright protections. You will recieve a broadside with full poem text.
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Emory University was founded (1836) on the historic lands of the Muscogee (Creek) people, fifteen years after the First Treaty of Indian Springs (1821) through which the US government acquired this area of land from the Muscogee Nation. After this treaty, many Muscogee people relocated to Alabama, and were then forcibly removed to present-day Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears in 1836. U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo is a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation in Oklahoma. Her poetry directly engages these histories of removal, displacement, dispossession, loss, resilience, and resistance.
Proceeds from broadside sales will support the Rose Library’s poetry collections and future programming.
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