By Alice Walker
During this illuminating booklet, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist and acclaimed poet Alice Walker unearths her striking philosophy of lifestyles. apparently, this exertions of affection all started with the author’s signature: confronted with the daunting job of offering 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 thought.
For every one autograph turned whatever greater than a reputation: a considerate mirrored image, an impromptu cartoon, a heartfelt poem. the result's this spontaneous burst of the unforeseen. A Poem Traveled Down My Arm is a stunning selection of insights and drawings—by turns fascinating and funny, provocative and profound—that signify the knowledge of 1 of today’s so much liked writers.
The essence of Walker’s self sustaining spirit emanates from phrases and pictures which are uncomplicated yet deep in that means. An empowering method of life...the proposal to dwell thoroughly within the moment...the likelihood to nurture one’s creativity and peace of mind—all those attractive components spring to mind by way of this strange and unique book.
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