Joy Harjo

Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Toni Truesdale & Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo, 2012. (CC-BY-2.0)
Credit Joy Harjo

From her home in Pennsylvania, Toni Truesdale has never heard the call of the West. But her sister has. In spite of geographic separation, they re-create home around the kitchen table, wherever they are. Poet Joy Harjo's poem, "Perhaps the World Ends Here," sings of the kitchen table:

"Our dreams drink coffee with us as they put their arms around our children. They laugh with us at our poor falling-down selves and as we put ourselves back together once again at the table.

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Reflections West
12:06 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Toni Truesdale

2/18 & 19/2014: This week on "Reflections West," Toni Truesdale reflects on how the East/West divide has pulled apart many American families, in the past and today.  She pairs her thoughts with a poem by Native American poet, Joy Harjo, that speaks to reconnecting.

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