Hard Times Require Furious Dancing New Poems

ISBN-10: 1577319303

ISBN-13: 9781577319306

Edition: 2010

Authors: Alice Walker

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Alice Walker is beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others. Here she confronts personal and collective challenges in words that dance, sing, and heal. As Shiloh McCloud describes in her foreword, Walker's poems contain "the death of loved ones and the birth of new ideas, the sorrow of rejection and the deliciousness of love, the sweetness of home, familial abandonment, and what it means to belong to the greater world family". As Walker writes in her preface, the "empty" half of a glass holds "a rainbow that could exist only in the vacant space". Musing on the role of dance, which gives this collection its title, she writes, "though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one."
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 184
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. 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 Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

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