Hard times require furious dancing new poems

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Hard Times Require Furious Dancing Quotes by Alice Walker

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Published 29.11.2018

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

ISBN 13: 9781577319306

This will certainly not be everyone's favorite. That being said, this is an outstanding collection of poems! Alice Walker is known throughout the world as a prize-winning fiction writer, an activist for the rights of all humans, an essayist, and as a woman who will speak her mind no matter what the cost. Much beloved and renowned for the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award winning novel The Color Purple, Walker has since written several books of poetry as well as books of essays and fiction. She is no stranger to sorrow or hard times, yet she continues to go to all corners of the world to shed light on topics too often hidden. Her talent as a writer brings these topics to the attention of the world, helping to not only start the conversation but mobilize the world to help and heal. Alice Walker.

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. The poems embrace our connections while celebrating the joy of individuality, the power we each share to express our truest, deepest selves. Beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others, she demonstrates that we are stronger than our circumstances. As she confronts personal and collective challenges, her words dan. Alice Walker is known around the world for her fiction, poetry, essays, and human rights activism.

This will certainly not be everyone's favorite. That being said, this is an outstanding collection of poems! Alice Walker is known throughout the world as a prize-winning fiction writer, an activist for the rights of all humans, an essayist, and as a woman who will speak her mind no matter what the cost. Much beloved and renowned for the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award winning novel The Color Purple, Walker has since written several books of poetry as well as books of essays and fiction. She is no stranger to sorrow or hard times, yet she continues to go to all corners of the world to shed light on topics too often hidden.

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No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one. So writes Alice Walker in this new book of poems, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global: the death of loved ones, war, the deliciousness of love, environmental devastation, the sorrow of rejection, greed, poverty, and the sweetness of home. The poems embrace our connections while celebrating the joy of individuality, the power we each share to express our truest, deepest selves. Beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others, she demonstrates that we are stronger than our circumstances. As she confronts personal and collective challenges, her words dance, sing, and heal. This will certainly not be everyone's favorite. That being said, this is an outstanding collection of poems!

I was gifted this book by a good friend for my birthday this past January, and I started reading it right away because I could see the poems were short and simple. At first, many of them did not make much sense, but I decided to spend some more time with the poems and really try to understand them. The coolest thing about poetry is the way it makes the reader slow down. Poetry used to not make sense to me, but as I started to analyze it more in school, and read more modern poetry, it started to become more relevant. It is written in free verse and is very fluid. It does not rhyme frequently or have structure, but it is very rhythmic and flows well. My favorite poems in the collection are the ones where Walker explores her relationship with God.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Pitnapingland says:

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  2. Aciscio E. says:

    All too often, words are put together solely to get from one plot point to another.

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