Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart

Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart

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.

Title:Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501179525
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About Alice Walker

Alice Walker, one of the United States’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. In 1983, Walker became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. Her other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessi


    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart Reviews

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)

    Alice Walker's latest collection of poems written mainly in 2015-2016, while full of sadness and anger, contains unwavering hope. Compiled here are many powerful tributes to people she has admired and...

  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))

    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from a local bookstore in NY, while on a recent road trip. I love The Color Purple so I was happy to read this lovely book of poems. This book is beautiful, though...

  • Ka?leneReads

    This is a GreatRead short and All....Prolific and Heartfelt writing, were Morrison is Thunder, Walker is Most Definitely Lightening. This short contains poems about life and love and will definitely i...

  • Lori

    I really enjoyed the Alice Walker books I read in April for National Poetry Month, so I was excited to find this new collection of poems by the author. The collection contains the English poems and Sp...

  • Krystal

    Alice Walker provides readers a much needed meditation on issues past and current, with wisdom and insight galore!...

  • Kirsten Tattersall

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Alice Walker's collection of poems is brimming with anger and sorrow but also incredible hope. I found myself crying through severa...

  • Nathaniel Darkish

    Well-written poetry with a good message, but just not what I look for in terms of style or content for the most part in my personal poetry preferences....

  • Tom McDonald

    Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.Alice Walker delivers a series of deeply meditative observations on the fractured events of recent global, poli...

  • Tommy

    First, I should mention that this book features both the English and Spanish translations of these poems, so while the book has 250+ pages, half of those are in a second language. Alice returns to man...

  • Liz

    A really gorgeous collection of poems that are both intensely political and intensely personal (which is always the case). Each poem is presented first in Spanish and then in English, and as a bilingu...