By Alice Walker
During this illuminating publication, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist and acclaimed poet Alice Walker finds her striking philosophy of existence. interestingly, this exertions of affection all started with the author’s signature: confronted with the daunting activity of delivering autographs for a number of copies of 1 of her poetry collections, Absolute belief within the Goodness of the Earth, Walker grew to become an act of repetition into an act of concept. for every autograph grew to become anything greater than a reputation: a considerate mirrored image, an impromptu caricature, a heartfelt poem. the result's this spontaneous burst of the unforeseen. A Poem Traveled Down My Arm is a beautiful choice of insights and drawings—by turns captivating and funny, provocative and profound—that signify the knowledge of 1 of today’s such a lot loved writers.
The essence of Walker’s autonomous spirit emanates from phrases and photographs which are uncomplicated yet deep in which means. An empowering method of life...the suggestion to dwell thoroughly within the moment...the likelihood to nurture one’s creativity and peace of mind—all those appealing parts spring to mind through this strange and unique booklet.
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