'Crazy brave' poet brings voice to Israel
Poetry as such is disappearing, but it is returning as spoken word, says Native American poet Joy Harjo, who is in Israel as a guest of Tel Aviv University.
"I was in my mid-20s. I didn't really have a choice at that time," wrote the American poet Joy Harjo. "I was walking the edge of life and death and I needed what poetry offered me. The offer was not a free gift. I have made sacrifices for poetry. We became inseparable."