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Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple - “an American novel of permanent importance” (San Francisco Chronicle) - reads the English-language editions of the poems in her new bilingual collection, a collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving.

Alice Walker shares a timely volume of nearly 70 works of passionate and powerful poetry that bears witness to our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. From poems of painful self-inquiry, to celebrating the simple beauty of baking frittatas, Walker offers us a window into her magical, at times difficult, and liberating world of activism, love, hope and, above all, gratitude. Whether she’s urging us to preserve an urban paradise or behold the delicate necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker encourages us to honor the divine that lives inside all of us and brings her legendary free verse to the page once again, demonstrating that she remains a revolutionary poet and an inspiration to generations of fans.

©2018 Alice Walker (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Ms. WALKER I enjoyed it immensely. Truth that needed to be told. In a calm manner as you did.

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Black radical revolutionary healing poems.

"Are we to believe
you deserve to stand alone in this tiny jail obviously constructed with you in mind while grown-ups stand around and frighten you?"

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