“My father told me that some voices are so true they can be used as weapons, can maneuver the weather, change time. He said that a voice that powerful can walk away from the singer if it is shamed. After my father left us, I learned that some voices can deceive you. There is a top layer and there is a bottom, and they don’t match.”~Joy Harjo
Native American poet, musician, playwright, author, performer, educator, and United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo was born on this day in 1951.