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Hard times require furious dancing : new poems
Walker, Alice, 1944-
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Novato, Calif. : New World Library, [2010]

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xvi, 165 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one." So writes Alice Walker in this new book of poems, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global: the death of loved ones, war, the deliciousness of love, environmental devastation, the sorrow of rejection, greed, poverty, and the sweetness of home. The poems embrace our connections while celebrating the joy of individuality, the power we each share to express our truest, deepest selves. Beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others, she demonstrates that we are stronger than our circumstances. As she confronts personal and collective challenges, her works dance, sing, and heal.
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"A Palm of Her Hand project."--T.p.

Includes index.
Foreword / Shiloh McCloud -- Preface: learning to dance -- Yes, I know -- You confide in me -- You'd be surprised -- Vasilisa -- Sometimes -- Easy -- Compatible -- The answer is yes -- My teacher -- This room -- Still -- Lost -- In us -- Calling all grand mothers -- One earth -- The taste of grudge -- Love is that giant bag -- Watching you hold your hatred -- I will keep broken things -- La vaca -- Monkeys are curious -- I know my duty to life -- Word has reached me -- I pray to you -- I will not deny -- You will never know -- Here -- Meeting you -- The world has changed -- Some lovers -- Told -- To a relative -- Sixty-five! -- Commitment -- We pay a visit to those who play at being dead -- Sometimes our disappointment -- You came -- Rich -- Loving humans -- Dying -- Loving our leaders -- I gave it freely -- Encountering -- Mind shine -- A few monks -- Even so -- Alice loves me -- Morning.
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