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Taking the arrow out of the heart : poems

Author: Alice Walker; Manuel García Verdecia
Publisher: New York : 37 Ink/Atria Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First 37 INK/Atria books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple--"an American novel of permanent importance" (San Francisco Chronicle)--crafts a bilingual collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving. Presented in both English and Spanish, Alice Walker shares a timely collection of nearly seventy works of passionate and powerful poetry that bears witness to our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poes?a
Materiales en espa?ol
Spanish language materials
Poetry
Translations into Spanish
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, Alice, 1944-
Taking the arrow out of the heart.
New York : 37 Ink/Atria Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018048070
(OCoLC)1057242906
Named Person: Alice Walker; Alice Walker; Alice Walker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Walker; Manuel García Verdecia
ISBN: 9781501179525 1501179527
OCLC Number: 1057730937
Language Note: The poems are in English and Spanish.
Notes: Poems were translated into Spanish by the Cuban poet and translator Manuel García Verdecia.
Description: xxvi, 259 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A note about the translator / by Alice Walker --
Translating Alice Walker : a work of intellectual and spiritual growth --
The long road home --
Breathing --
Here it is! --
The new dark ages --
Loving Oakland --
Is Celie actually ugly? --
The world is standing up for Palestine --
Wherever you are grieving --
To have once --
They will always be more beautiful than you --
Imagine --
Refugees --
The world rising --
Lodestar --
Ancestors never sleep --
Especially to the toddlers of Iran (and other countries) and those just learning to ride bikes --
The future captured in a heartless fist --
Julian --
The dancing shack --
The circle --
The king has gone away for good : long live the king! --
Welcome to the picnic --
The lesson --
All the fast car ads look crazy now --
Light a candle --
My 12-12-12 --
And in the red box --
You were sixteen --
Fullness of heart --
Aloisea Inyumba, presente --
I confess I do not understand the mind that needs to cause this suffering --
Not from here --
I am telling you, discouraged one, we will win --
We are never without help --
The good ones --
What does it take to be happy? --
Later we would miss you so much --
Necks of clay --
Who the Annunaki saw? --
Inner landscape --
Hope is a woman who has lost her fear --
Sweet people are everywhere --
And when they spy on us --
Confident anticipation of joy --
The mother of trees --
Never pass up an opportunity to kiss --
The iron age, the age of sorrow --
When a poet dies --
The language of bombs --
Talking to Hamas --
Don't give up (beautiful child, other self) --
Gather --
Making frittatas --
At the door of Pollsmoor Prison --
Burnt offerings --
A blessing --
The prize itself --
To the po'lice --
Depopulation blues --
Depopulation blues #2 --
What is to be done? Who is to do it? --
Banning cruelty --
The energy of the wave --
I believe the women --
The slain children of Palestine hold council in paradise --
Mongers of war --
To win --
Morning in the village --
Taking my seat.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Alice Walker ; translated by Manuel García Verdecia.

Abstract:

"Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple--"an American novel of permanent importance" (San Francisco Chronicle)--crafts a bilingual collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving. Presented in both English and Spanish, Alice Walker shares a timely collection of nearly seventy works of passionate and powerful poetry that bears witness to our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. From poems of painful self-inquiry, to celebrating the simple beauty of baking frittatas, Walker offers us a window into her magical, at times difficult, and liberating world of activism, love, hope and, above all, gratitude. Whether she's urging us to preserve an urban paradise or behold the delicate necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker encourages us to honor the divine that lives inside all of us and brings her legendary free verse to the page once again, demonstrating that she remains a revolutionary poet and an inspiration to generations of fans"--

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