A Poem Traveled Down My Arm: Poems and Drawings by Alice WalkerIn this illuminating book, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist and acclaimed poet Alice Walker reveals her remarkable philosophy of life. Curiously, this labor of love started with the author’s signature: Faced with the daunting task of providing autographs for multiple copies of one of her poetry collections, Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth, Walker turned an act of repetition into an act of inspiration. For each autograph became something more than a name: a thoughtful reflection, an impromptu sketch, a heartfelt poem. The result is this spontaneous burst of the unexpected. A Poem Traveled Down My Arm is a lovely collection of insights and drawings—by turns charming and humorous, provocative and profound—that represent the wisdom of one of today’s most beloved writers.
The essence of Walker’s independent spirit emanates from words and images that are simple but deep in meaning. An empowering approach to life...the inspiration to live completely in the moment...the chance to nurture one’s creativity and peace of mind—all these beautiful elements are evoked by this unusual and original book.
From the Hardcover edition.
The Color Purple: Alice Walker on Her Classic Novel, Speilberg's Film, and the Broadway Adaptation
Biography of Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer
Alice Walker "is one of the country's best-selling writers of literary fiction," according to Renee Tawa in the Los Angeles Times. Her literary reputation was secured with her Pulitzer Prize-winning third novel, The Color Purple, which was transformed into a popular film by Steven Spielberg. Upon the release of the novel in , critics sensed that Walker had created something special. Judging from the critical enthusiasm for The Color Purple, Steinem's words have proved prophetic. Walker "has succeeded," as Andrea Ford noted in the Detroit Free Press, "in creating a jewel of a novel.
Her Day: The Virgen de Guadalupe
Alice Walker born February 9, is a writer and activist, perhaps best known as the author of "The Color Purple " and more than 20 other books and poetry collections. Her parents were sharecroppers who worked on a large cotton farm during the days of Jim Crow. Recognizing Alice's abilities at a very young age, her mother got the 4-year old into first grade at East Putnam Consolidated, where she quickly became a star pupil. In , a childhood accident blinded her in one eye. Medical conditions in the Jim Crow south meant she did not get proper medical treatment until six years later when she visited her brother in Boston, Massachusetts. Nevertheless, she went on to become valedictorian of her class at Butler-Baker High School.