Revolutionary Petunias: And Other Poems [NOOK Book]

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The love poems of an author caught up in a hopeful and sometimes violent upheaval 

When Alice Walker published her second collection of poems in 1976, she had spent the previous decade deeply immersed in the civil rights movement. In these verses are her most visceral reactions to a moment in history that would shape the country, and that she herself influenced through words and advocacy. In hymns to ancestors, passionate polemics, and ...
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Revolutionary Petunias: And Other Poems

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Overview

The love poems of an author caught up in a hopeful and sometimes violent upheaval 

When Alice Walker published her second collection of poems in 1976, she had spent the previous decade deeply immersed in the civil rights movement. In these verses are her most visceral reactions to a moment in history that would shape the country, and that she herself influenced through words and advocacy. In hymns to ancestors, passionate polemics, and laments for lost possibilities, Walker addresses the problems of the past while keeping an eye on the possibilities of the future. Even in the midst of the call for change, these poems reveal a deep yearning for individual connection to others, as well as a deeply personal connection to nature.  

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Expressions of the author's experiences as the daughter of a Georgia sharecropper, as a wife, mother, and woman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453224021
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 865,555
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Alice Walker
Alice Walker (b. 1944), one of the United States’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. In 1983, Walker became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

Biography

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple, which was preceded by The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Meridian. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Alice Malsenior Walker (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Mendocino, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 9, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Eatonton, Georgia
    1. Education:
      B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1965; attended Spelman College, 1961-63

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    In "Revolutionary Petunias", Alice Walker takes a brea

    In "Revolutionary Petunias", Alice Walker takes a break from being a novelist and delves into the literary world of poetry. Readers
    are better off because she did. Her poems are capable of summoning forth a full range of life with effortless inflections of a modest
    declaration. Declarations are frequently made through implication, and her poems have an enjoyable purity and sincerity about them.
    I was most attracted to and touched by the ones which dealt with her rural early years. I would say that her writing can be described
    best as showing in some way magically the inner nature of Walker. They are reserved, which is as refreshing as a barefoot stroll
    down a shaded dirt road that follows a river bank through the summer. 

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