Revolutionary Petunias by Alice Walker

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The love poems of an author caught up in a hopeful and sometimes violent upheaval 

When Alice Walker published her second collection of poems in 1976, she had spent the previous decade deeply immersed in the civil rights movement. In these verses are her most visceral reactions to a moment in history that would shape the country, and that she herself influenced through words and advocacy. In hymns to ancestors, passionate polemics, and laments for lost possibilities, Walker addresses the problems of the past while keeping an eye on the possibilities of the future. Even in the midst of the call for change, these poems reveal a deep yearning for individual connection to others, as well as a deeply personal connection to nature.  

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
 

About Alice Walker

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Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.
 
Published November 22, 2011 by Open Road Media. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pub Date: Jan. 24th, 1972 ISBN: 0156766205 Page count: ...

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