Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete by Alice Walker

Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete

byAlice Walker

Paperback | May 17, 2004

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Walker's complete poems, including new and previously unpublished verse, collected for the first time-with author's notes that provide historical perspective on spiritual and political issues of the last three decades.This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 9-10, Poetry)

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ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children's books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.
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Title:Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 CompleteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.03 inPublished:May 17, 2004Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0156028611

ISBN - 13:9780156028615

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Composed, wry, unshaken by adversity, Walker ( The Color Purple ) in her poetry brings a woman's wisdom to bear on love, life's unavoidable tragedies, blacks' struggle for equality and justice, and a globe spinning toward eco-suicide. The collection (including nine previously unpublished selections) moves from early, delicate snapshots of Walker's travels to East Africa ( Once ), through taut, politically charged communiques from the Deep South of the late 1960s and early '70s ( Revolutionary Petunias ) to confessions of spiritual breakdown, followed by an expansive reaching out to the world ( Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful ). Her strong, beautiful voice veers from reverence for the earth to fiery protest over the West's use of the Third World as a dumping-ground for wastes and nuclear tests. Capturing the absurdist predicament of our finite lives ("on the way, maybe--to being daffodils"), these poems beckon us to heal ourselves and the planet.