ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.
Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Completeby Alice Walker
In Her Preface to this collection Alice Walker expresses surprise that she has been writing poetry for more than a quarter of a century -- since the summer of 1965 when she traveled to East Africa and began writing the poems that would form her first volume. Here, in an inspiring compilation of her earlier poetry, Walker offers a historical perspective on the political and spiritual issues spanning three decades of injustice, perseverance, and hope. Revelatory introductions to each group of poems become essential threads in the tapestry that is Alice Walker, tightly weaving a special insight into the evolving consciousness of one of the most remarkable and provocative literary voices of our time.
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Meet the Author
- Mendocino, California
- Date of Birth:
- February 9, 1944
- Place of Birth:
- Eatonton, Georgia
- B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1965; attended Spelman College, 1961-63
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Alice Walker is the most amazing author i have ever read. She has the ability to connect with her audience and leave them with a feeling of extraordinary self-worth after. This collection of poems is the epitome of her work, and fully expresses every emotion professed in her other works. Anyone who says she is not all she is cracked up to be is obviously not priviledged enough to enjoy the satisfaction one gets from reading such astounding work.
This collection of Walker's poetry is both a tribute and a triumph to women. Within the pages of this book Walker expertly tackles the most difficut of subjects (abortion, death, sexuality) with a beauty and grace that only she can bring. This is a must read for any woman who has ever felt as if her feeling don't count. Once you read this book you'll never look at the word around you the same way. Walker's style and excellence will linger in you mind and leave you wanting more.