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Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems
by Alice Walker



    Publication Date: Aug 27, 2013
    List Price: $14.95 (store prices may vary)
    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Poetry
    Page Count: 184
    ISBN13: 9781608681884
    Imprint: New World Library
    Publisher: New World Library
    Parent Company: New World Library

    Book Description: 


    ?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.”
    ? from the preface

    I was born to grow,
    alongside my garden of plants,
    poems
    like
    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.


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