Announcing the 2020 selection for One Book, One Region

Crazy Brave, a memoir by author-poet Joy Harjo

One Book, One Region and Connecticut College present

An evening with Joy Harjo on Monday, September 14 at 7pm.

Registration for the virtual event is required (Click here to register). 



Click here (and scroll down) to learn about regional Joy Harjo poetry walks.

A “raw and honest” (Los Angeles Review of Books) memoir from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States. In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up learning to dodge an abusive stepfather by finding shelter in her imagination, a deep spiritual life, and connection with the natural world. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, Crazy Brave is a haunting, visionary memoir about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding a voice.

Find a copy of Crazy Brave in a library near you (Click here).

Purchase a copy of Crazy Brave from Bank Square Books (Click here).

Watch a recording of the June 17 kickoff event on YouTube (Click here)

Read Joy Harjo’s op-ed on the McGirt v. Oklahoma Supreme Court decision (Click here)

One Book One Region invites you to participate in our community memoir project, A Life in One Line. Residents of New London County are invited to submit a one sentence memoir to be compiled in a self-published book. Memoirs are due September 15. Use this link to submit your one sentence memoir. Looking for inspiration? Read the 2020 One Book One Region selection, Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo.

Publicity materials for libraries (Click here).