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 powerf Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple??an American ...

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Title:Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
Author:Alice Walker
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart Reviews

  • Dina
    Jun 28, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

    I picked up this book one morning after (yet another) mass shooting -- the second so far this month and it's only the 8th . . . Walker's words soothed me, and allowed me to cry for those I haven't met but who could so easily be mine. The Future Captured in a Heartless Fist begins, "Som...

    I am a huge fan of the sage, Alice Walker. This poetry collection explores a lot more of the dark side of the world and pays homage to many people that she has met and interacted with over the years (many of whom are famous). Although it is brilliant, there is a certain joy that I come...

    I don't really enjoyed poetry but I liked this. Alice Walker had some poems that resonated with me such as Julian ( for Julian Bond), Here it is!, Where you are Grieving, and Is Celie that Ugly? I can relate to the questions there were posed and the comments that were made from things ...

    I rarely read poetry books cover to cover. I will open a page one day and read one poem. Another page on another day. This book is the exception. I inhaled it in a very short time and found myself being unable to put it down until I finished. Now I find myself wanting to go back and re...

    I just don't think that I am able to give this book the justice that it deserves. While I am not familiar with reading books of poetry, I will say that I enjoyed this much more than I expected. My thanks to Netgalley and Atria for this advanced readers copy. ...

    This was just what my heart needed during this tumultuous time in the United States. It was like a hug, a warm fireplace, and when I finished it felt like I had a well deserved cry. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    goodreads best poetry nominees 2018 ...

    Such a great collection of poems. ...

  • shannon
    Nov 15, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

    I picked up this book one morning after (yet another) mass shooting -- the second so far this month and it's only the 8th . . . Walker's words soothed me, and allowed me to cry for those I haven't met but who could so easily be mine. The Future Captured in a Heartless Fist begins, "Som...

    I am a huge fan of the sage, Alice Walker. This poetry collection explores a lot more of the dark side of the world and pays homage to many people that she has met and interacted with over the years (many of whom are famous). Although it is brilliant, there is a certain joy that I come...

    I don't really enjoyed poetry but I liked this. Alice Walker had some poems that resonated with me such as Julian ( for Julian Bond), Here it is!, Where you are Grieving, and Is Celie that Ugly? I can relate to the questions there were posed and the comments that were made from things ...

    I rarely read poetry books cover to cover. I will open a page one day and read one poem. Another page on another day. This book is the exception. I inhaled it in a very short time and found myself being unable to put it down until I finished. Now I find myself wanting to go back and re...

    I just don't think that I am able to give this book the justice that it deserves. While I am not familiar with reading books of poetry, I will say that I enjoyed this much more than I expected. My thanks to Netgalley and Atria for this advanced readers copy. ...

    This was just what my heart needed during this tumultuous time in the United States. It was like a hug, a warm fireplace, and when I finished it felt like I had a well deserved cry. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    goodreads best poetry nominees 2018 ...

    Such a great collection of poems. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Robynn
    Nov 15, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

    I picked up this book one morning after (yet another) mass shooting -- the second so far this month and it's only the 8th . . . Walker's words soothed me, and allowed me to cry for those I haven't met but who could so easily be mine. The Future Captured in a Heartless Fist begins, "Som...

    I am a huge fan of the sage, Alice Walker. This poetry collection explores a lot more of the dark side of the world and pays homage to many people that she has met and interacted with over the years (many of whom are famous). Although it is brilliant, there is a certain joy that I come...

    I don't really enjoyed poetry but I liked this. Alice Walker had some poems that resonated with me such as Julian ( for Julian Bond), Here it is!, Where you are Grieving, and Is Celie that Ugly? I can relate to the questions there were posed and the comments that were made from things ...

    I rarely read poetry books cover to cover. I will open a page one day and read one poem. Another page on another day. This book is the exception. I inhaled it in a very short time and found myself being unable to put it down until I finished. Now I find myself wanting to go back and re...

    I just don't think that I am able to give this book the justice that it deserves. While I am not familiar with reading books of poetry, I will say that I enjoyed this much more than I expected. My thanks to Netgalley and Atria for this advanced readers copy. ...

    This was just what my heart needed during this tumultuous time in the United States. It was like a hug, a warm fireplace, and when I finished it felt like I had a well deserved cry. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    goodreads best poetry nominees 2018 ...

  • Lori
    Sep 10, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

  • Kent Winward
    Nov 10, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

  • Tommy
    Nov 10, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

  • Pam
    Jun 23, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

    I picked up this book one morning after (yet another) mass shooting -- the second so far this month and it's only the 8th . . . Walker's words soothed me, and allowed me to cry for those I haven't met but who could so easily be mine. The Future Captured in a Heartless Fist begins, "Som...

    I am a huge fan of the sage, Alice Walker. This poetry collection explores a lot more of the dark side of the world and pays homage to many people that she has met and interacted with over the years (many of whom are famous). Although it is brilliant, there is a certain joy that I come...

    I don't really enjoyed poetry but I liked this. Alice Walker had some poems that resonated with me such as Julian ( for Julian Bond), Here it is!, Where you are Grieving, and Is Celie that Ugly? I can relate to the questions there were posed and the comments that were made from things ...

    I rarely read poetry books cover to cover. I will open a page one day and read one poem. Another page on another day. This book is the exception. I inhaled it in a very short time and found myself being unable to put it down until I finished. Now I find myself wanting to go back and re...

    I just don't think that I am able to give this book the justice that it deserves. While I am not familiar with reading books of poetry, I will say that I enjoyed this much more than I expected. My thanks to Netgalley and Atria for this advanced readers copy. ...

  • Liz
    Oct 14, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    Aug 18, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

  • Maris
    Nov 12, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Jun 17, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

  • Nathaniel Darkish
    Jun 27, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

  • Michelle Kidwell
    Oct 30, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

  • Kirsten Tattersall
    Oct 02, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

  • Pamela
    Nov 10, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

    I picked up this book one morning after (yet another) mass shooting -- the second so far this month and it's only the 8th . . . Walker's words soothed me, and allowed me to cry for those I haven't met but who could so easily be mine. The Future Captured in a Heartless Fist begins, "Som...

  • Tiffany
    Oct 03, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

    I picked up this book one morning after (yet another) mass shooting -- the second so far this month and it's only the 8th . . . Walker's words soothed me, and allowed me to cry for those I haven't met but who could so easily be mine. The Future Captured in a Heartless Fist begins, "Som...

    I am a huge fan of the sage, Alice Walker. This poetry collection explores a lot more of the dark side of the world and pays homage to many people that she has met and interacted with over the years (many of whom are famous). Although it is brilliant, there is a certain joy that I come...

    I don't really enjoyed poetry but I liked this. Alice Walker had some poems that resonated with me such as Julian ( for Julian Bond), Here it is!, Where you are Grieving, and Is Celie that Ugly? I can relate to the questions there were posed and the comments that were made from things ...

  • Emily Street
    Oct 16, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

    I picked up this book one morning after (yet another) mass shooting -- the second so far this month and it's only the 8th . . . Walker's words soothed me, and allowed me to cry for those I haven't met but who could so easily be mine. The Future Captured in a Heartless Fist begins, "Som...

    I am a huge fan of the sage, Alice Walker. This poetry collection explores a lot more of the dark side of the world and pays homage to many people that she has met and interacted with over the years (many of whom are famous). Although it is brilliant, there is a certain joy that I come...

    I don't really enjoyed poetry but I liked this. Alice Walker had some poems that resonated with me such as Julian ( for Julian Bond), Here it is!, Where you are Grieving, and Is Celie that Ugly? I can relate to the questions there were posed and the comments that were made from things ...

    I rarely read poetry books cover to cover. I will open a page one day and read one poem. Another page on another day. This book is the exception. I inhaled it in a very short time and found myself being unable to put it down until I finished. Now I find myself wanting to go back and re...

    I just don't think that I am able to give this book the justice that it deserves. While I am not familiar with reading books of poetry, I will say that I enjoyed this much more than I expected. My thanks to Netgalley and Atria for this advanced readers copy. ...

    This was just what my heart needed during this tumultuous time in the United States. It was like a hug, a warm fireplace, and when I finished it felt like I had a well deserved cry. ...

    3.5 stars ...

  • Heidi
    Oct 07, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

    I picked up this book one morning after (yet another) mass shooting -- the second so far this month and it's only the 8th . . . Walker's words soothed me, and allowed me to cry for those I haven't met but who could so easily be mine. The Future Captured in a Heartless Fist begins, "Som...

    I am a huge fan of the sage, Alice Walker. This poetry collection explores a lot more of the dark side of the world and pays homage to many people that she has met and interacted with over the years (many of whom are famous). Although it is brilliant, there is a certain joy that I come...

    I don't really enjoyed poetry but I liked this. Alice Walker had some poems that resonated with me such as Julian ( for Julian Bond), Here it is!, Where you are Grieving, and Is Celie that Ugly? I can relate to the questions there were posed and the comments that were made from things ...

    I rarely read poetry books cover to cover. I will open a page one day and read one poem. Another page on another day. This book is the exception. I inhaled it in a very short time and found myself being unable to put it down until I finished. Now I find myself wanting to go back and re...

  • Krystal
    Jun 10, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

  • Ka’leneReads
    Oct 07, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

  • Susie Dumond
    Sep 24, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

  • Kathy
    Sep 25, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

  • Reilly Cook
    Jun 21, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

  • Melissa
    Nov 16, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

  • Rogene Carter
    Jun 04, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

    I picked up this book one morning after (yet another) mass shooting -- the second so far this month and it's only the 8th . . . Walker's words soothed me, and allowed me to cry for those I haven't met but who could so easily be mine. The Future Captured in a Heartless Fist begins, "Som...

    I am a huge fan of the sage, Alice Walker. This poetry collection explores a lot more of the dark side of the world and pays homage to many people that she has met and interacted with over the years (many of whom are famous). Although it is brilliant, there is a certain joy that I come...

  • Alyse Stolz
    Oct 24, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

  • hannah ✧/ᐠ-ꞈ-ᐟ\ (on hiatus)
    May 26, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

  • Tom McDonald
    Oct 01, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

  • Anomally
    Nov 01, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

    I picked up this book one morning after (yet another) mass shooting -- the second so far this month and it's only the 8th . . . Walker's words soothed me, and allowed me to cry for those I haven't met but who could so easily be mine. The Future Captured in a Heartless Fist begins, "Som...

    I am a huge fan of the sage, Alice Walker. This poetry collection explores a lot more of the dark side of the world and pays homage to many people that she has met and interacted with over the years (many of whom are famous). Although it is brilliant, there is a certain joy that I come...

    I don't really enjoyed poetry but I liked this. Alice Walker had some poems that resonated with me such as Julian ( for Julian Bond), Here it is!, Where you are Grieving, and Is Celie that Ugly? I can relate to the questions there were posed and the comments that were made from things ...

    I rarely read poetry books cover to cover. I will open a page one day and read one poem. Another page on another day. This book is the exception. I inhaled it in a very short time and found myself being unable to put it down until I finished. Now I find myself wanting to go back and re...

    I just don't think that I am able to give this book the justice that it deserves. While I am not familiar with reading books of poetry, I will say that I enjoyed this much more than I expected. My thanks to Netgalley and Atria for this advanced readers copy. ...

    This was just what my heart needed during this tumultuous time in the United States. It was like a hug, a warm fireplace, and when I finished it felt like I had a well deserved cry. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    goodreads best poetry nominees 2018 ...

    Such a great collection of poems. ...

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  • Val Brown
    Oct 28, 2018

    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 respected in her lifetime; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and B. B. King. She ...

    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 it deals with tough subject matters like the effects of war on children -it raises qu...

    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 inspire, always sweet to the touch even the most poignant ones Walkers poems sure will ...

    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 Spanish translations by Manuel Garcia Verdecia. The collection is perhaps focused a bit ...

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

    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 several parts of it. ...

    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. ...

    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, political history. Her voice is so immediately personal that the poems themselves feel...

    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 many recent themes - from her Buddhist-rooted beliefs to how to navigate the choppy a...

    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 bilingual reader, I loved reading them that way and having different parts of each poem hit m...

    oh my god. alice walker is releasing a book of poems. I need this in my life. like right now. [image error] ...

    Beautiful examination of topics like racism, the environment, and the oppression of Palestine. Walker asks the question: who shall inherit the earth and what kind of life are we leaving them? These musings are frequently devastating but punctuated with bursts of hope. Additionally, the...

    I liked it, but it is a sign of the times when even poetry seems partisan. ...

    Alice Walker is a legend for a reason. This collection is powerful and political, full of anger at the violence and discrimination in the world, as well as hope for a better future. Walker reflects on her travels, the people who inspire her, and folks trying to make a difference today....

    Poems about grief and love and suffering and hope. My heart and soul needed these. ?Never pass up an opportunity to kiss That sweet, futile, but delectable attempt to touch and to experience that most secret consciousness Of a being you may never know? I mean come on! My h...

    2.5/5 I don?t normally read poetry (aside from Dr. Seuss ?) but I figured I?d give it a shot as Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is one of the Goodreads nominees for the poetry category. Perhaps I don?t know how to appreciate this specific style of poetry (or maybe it?s ...

    As always, Alice Walker's voice is one that spans a spectrum of topics, emotions, languages, and images that bring emotionality to the endless truths of today's world, many that are beautiful, and many that are ugly. She has a natural voice for poetry, and her style is one that people ...

    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker Atria Books Atria / 37 INK Poetry Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 I am reviewing a copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart through Atria Books and Netgalley: Alice Walker was originally going to entitled this new collection of...

    In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker once again speaks her wisdom and tells her truths: applauding the ancestors who gave us the base we have built on; encouraging us all to activism to make right the wrongs all around us; making us face ourselves, our darkness, fears, ra...

    I picked up this book one morning after (yet another) mass shooting -- the second so far this month and it's only the 8th . . . Walker's words soothed me, and allowed me to cry for those I haven't met but who could so easily be mine. The Future Captured in a Heartless Fist begins, "Som...

    I am a huge fan of the sage, Alice Walker. This poetry collection explores a lot more of the dark side of the world and pays homage to many people that she has met and interacted with over the years (many of whom are famous). Although it is brilliant, there is a certain joy that I come...

    I don't really enjoyed poetry but I liked this. Alice Walker had some poems that resonated with me such as Julian ( for Julian Bond), Here it is!, Where you are Grieving, and Is Celie that Ugly? I can relate to the questions there were posed and the comments that were made from things ...

    I rarely read poetry books cover to cover. I will open a page one day and read one poem. Another page on another day. This book is the exception. I inhaled it in a very short time and found myself being unable to put it down until I finished. Now I find myself wanting to go back and re...

    I just don't think that I am able to give this book the justice that it deserves. While I am not familiar with reading books of poetry, I will say that I enjoyed this much more than I expected. My thanks to Netgalley and Atria for this advanced readers copy. ...

    This was just what my heart needed during this tumultuous time in the United States. It was like a hug, a warm fireplace, and when I finished it felt like I had a well deserved cry. ...