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The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness Into Flowers: New Poems

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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.

Synopsis:

For over forty years, novelist, poet, essayist, and activist Alice Walker has given us stirring poems for our troubled political times. Democratic Womanism and Other Signs of Leaving the Shore gathers over sixty new poems by Walker to incite and nurture contemporary revolutionaries.

In this luminous collection, Walker casts her poetic eye to history, politics, and nature, as well as to world figures, including Jimmie Carter, Gloria Steinem, and the Dalai Lama. Walker imbues her poetry with deep images, fresh language, anger, forgiveness, and profound wisdom. Chronicling the conditions of human life today, Walker demonstrates in Democratic Womanism and Other Signs of Leaving the Shore her deep compassion, profound spirituality, and necessary political commitments. In her words, “We want to follow joy./And we shall.”

Synopsis:

In this luminous collection of poems, Walker casts her eye on history, politics, and nature, as well as world figures. In tributes to such people as Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, and the Dalai Lama, she reminds us of the urgency of our times and of our human capacity to come together and take action. Walker imbues her poetry with memorable images, anger, forgiveness, and profound wisdom. Chronicling the conditions of human life today, she demonstrates in The World Will Follow Joy her deep compassion, profound spirituality, and necessary political commitments.

About the Author

Alice Walker is one of the most prolific writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595588760
Subtitle:
Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems)
Author:
Walker, Alice
Publisher:
New Press, The
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Poetry/African American
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130402
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.25 x 4.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
For over forty years, novelist, poet, essayist, and activist Alice Walker has given us stirring poems for our troubled political times. Democratic Womanism and Other Signs of Leaving the Shore gathers over sixty new poems by Walker to incite and nurture contemporary revolutionaries.

In this luminous collection, Walker casts her poetic eye to history, politics, and nature, as well as to world figures, including Jimmie Carter, Gloria Steinem, and the Dalai Lama. Walker imbues her poetry with deep images, fresh language, anger, forgiveness, and profound wisdom. Chronicling the conditions of human life today, Walker demonstrates in Democratic Womanism and Other Signs of Leaving the Shore her deep compassion, profound spirituality, and necessary political commitments. In her words, “We want to follow joy./And we shall.”

"Synopsis" by ,
In this luminous collection of poems, Walker casts her eye on history, politics, and nature, as well as world figures. In tributes to such people as Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, and the Dalai Lama, she reminds us of the urgency of our times and of our human capacity to come together and take action. Walker imbues her poetry with memorable images, anger, forgiveness, and profound wisdom. Chronicling the conditions of human life today, she demonstrates in The World Will Follow Joy her deep compassion, profound spirituality, and necessary political commitments.
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