The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems)by Alice Walker
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"Poetry is leading us," writes Alice Walker in The World Will Follow Joy. In this dazzling collection, the beloved writer offers over sixty new poems to incite and nurture contemporary activists. Hailed as a "lavishly gifted writer" (The New York Times), Walker imbues her poetry with evocative images, fresh language, anger, forgiveness, and profound wisdom. Casting her poetic eye toward history, politics, and nature, as well as to world figures such as Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, and the Dalai Lama, she is indeed a muse for our times” (Amy Goodman).
By attentively chronicling the conditions of human life today, Walker shows, as ever, her deep compassion, profound spirituality, and necessary political commitments. The poems in The World Will Follow Joy remind us of our human capacity to come together and take action, even in our troubled political times. Above all, the gems in this collection illuminate what it means to live in our world today.
Praise for The World Will Follow Joy:
“This tireless activist has freed her mischievous, sensual, and spiritual poetic self to write of nature, love, friendship, courage, and generosity with playful and crooning lyricism. . . . Walker distills struggles, crises, and tragedies down to bright, singing lessons in living with awareness and joy.”
Praise for Alice Walker:
"Alice Walker is a muse for our times . . . she touches the soul, and propels us to action."
Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!
"A lavishly gifted writer."
The New York Times
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Meet the Author
Alice Walker is one of the most prolific writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prizewinning The Color Purple; her many volumes of poetry; and her powerful nonfiction collections, including We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For and The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir (both published by The New Press). Her advocacy for the dispossessed has spanned the globe. She lives in Northern California.
- 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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