|ABOUT THE ARTIST
In 1992, Susan Williams and Joy Harjo collaborated in Sue's garage studio and wrote the first drafts of "For Anna Mae Pictou Aquash." They later recorded it for "New Letter on the Air," a nationally syndicated poetry program. That was the beginning of Poetic Justice. Since then, they have had the opportunity to play in many venues, ranging from the "Olympics Centennial Park" as part of the Cultural Olympiad in Atlanta, GA, to the "Vancouver Writers Festival," and they opened for the Indigo Girls as part of 1996's "Honor the Earth Tour."
"At the heart of the music is Harjo's message of heart and strength." -CROSSWINDS REVIEW
1998 Outstanding Musical Acheivement Award presented by The First Americans in the Arts Council.
The band Poetic Justice is:
William Bluehouse Johnson - guitar
Joy's rhythmic recitation of her poetry is the perfect complement to the bands blend of sunny grooves, tribal chanting and diverse instrumentation.
**** 4 Stars! "Letter From the End of the 20th Century is the finest "dub poetry" album ever recorded in North America." -PULSE! MAGAZINE REVIEW
On "Letter From the End of the Twentieth Century," she shows us American history as seen through the eyes of her people. In her poetry we experience the spiritual world of the Native American and the Igbo people of Nigeria. She takes us to Washington, Chicago, Managua, and the Rio Grande. She speaks about the revolution of love, forgiveness, spirits, crows and rum.