Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems

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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.16 X 8.04 X 0.62 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812971057
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About the Author

ALICE WALKER won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile and Possessing the Secret of Joy. She is also the author of three collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five previous volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now lives in northern California.

Reviews

Praise for Alice Walker's poetry

"A sensitive, spirited, and intelligent poet. Feeling is channeled into a style that is direct and sharp....Wit and tenderness combine into humanity."
--Poetry, about Once

"In these poems there's the power of a mind's concentrated passion....Walker's language moves among griefs, loves, hopes....There's a compassion in the poems that is not only painfully earned but has, each time, to be earned over again--and it is this that gives it its authenticity."
--Denise Levertov, author of Life in the Forest, About Good Night, Willie Lee, and I'll See You in the Morning

"[Alice Walker] is exceptionally brave: She takes on subjects at which most writers would flinch and quail, and probably fail. She shrinks from no moral or emotional complexity....In Walker's work nothing is ordinary....She is a marvelous writer."
--San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, about You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

"Graceful in their spirituality, openness to experience, and rueful humor, Walker's poems revolve around love and gratitude for the earth."
--Booklist

"The overall effect is that of listening to a wise woman--the 'apprentice elder'... whose gift to us is a vision of wholeness and delight in the world."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer