Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems

Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems

by Alice Walker
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Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems by Alice Walker

In this exquisite book, Alice Walker’s first new collection of poetry since 1991, are poems that reaffirm her as “one of the best American writers of today” (The Washington Post). The forces of nature and the strength of the human spirit inspire the poems in Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth. Alice Walker opens us to feeling and understanding, with poems that cover a broad spectrum of emotions. With profound artistry, Walker searches for, discovers, and declares the fundamental beauty of existence, as she explores what it means to experience life fully, to learn from it, and to grow both as an individual and as part of a greater spiritual community.

About Walker’s Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful, America said, “In the tradition of Whitman, Walker sings, celebrates and agonizes over the ordinary vicissitudes that link and separate all of humankind,” and the same can be said about this astonishing new collection, Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812971057
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/09/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,277,294
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

ALICE WALKER won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other novels include By the Light of My Father’s Smile and Possessing the Secret of Joy. She is also the author of three collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five previous volumes of poetry, and several children’s books. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now 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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Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Walker displayed such a vivacious account of her experiences. She relays her new testimony toward life, (caused by the events on and following September 11, 2001), as the foundation which prompted her to return with another collection of works; after having seriously considered retirement from further literary accolades and its community. Her re-enactment of various prose provided a wonderful escape into literary fantasy, implores the urgency for activism, and harnesses the essence of spiritual empowerment. If you truly enjoy poetic excellence, this book is a must have!