Most poetry in the world isn't on the page.Joy Harjo speaks about her new CD, Winding Through the Milky Way.
I've been reading and enjoying Harjo's poems since the late 1980s, and met her in 1991 when she did a reading where I was in graduate school. Her grace and charm made a deep and lasting impressions upon me. I've long enjoyed the way she plays the saxophone during her readings as an integral element in her poetry. Her comments in this video respond to those that see music as separate and distinct from the lines she writes and reads.
From her website:
Start with a voice. Let it fly free. Bring in a saxophone to touch those places the words can't reach.