By Alice Walker
During this illuminating ebook, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist and acclaimed poet Alice Walker unearths her striking philosophy of lifestyles. apparently, this exertions of affection begun with the author’s signature: confronted with the daunting activity of offering autographs for a number of copies of 1 of her poetry collections, Absolute belief within the Goodness of the Earth, Walker became an act of repetition into an act of proposal. for every autograph grew to become anything greater than a reputation: a considerate mirrored image, an impromptu comic strip, a heartfelt poem. the result's this spontaneous burst of the unforeseen. A Poem Traveled Down My Arm is a stunning choice of insights and drawings—by turns fascinating and funny, provocative and profound—that characterize the knowledge of 1 of today’s such a lot cherished writers.
The essence of Walker’s self sufficient spirit emanates from phrases and pictures which are basic yet deep in that means. An empowering method of life...the idea to dwell thoroughly within the moment...the probability to nurture one’s creativity and peace of mind—all those attractive components spring to mind by way of this strange and unique publication.
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