The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems)

Author(s): Alice Walker

Poetry & Plays

In this luminous collection of poems, Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker casts her eye on history, politics and nature, as well as world figures. In tributes to such people as Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem and the Dalai Lama, she reminds readers of the urgency of this moment in history and of the human capacity to come together and take action. Walker imbues her poetry with memorable images, as well as anger, forgiveness and wisdom. Chronicling the conditions of human life today, The World Will Follow Joy demonstrates Alice Walker's compassion and spirituality.


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Praise for "The World Will Follow Joy" "This tireless activist has freed her mischievous, sensual, and spiritual poetic self to write of nature, love, friendship, courage, and generosity with playful and crooning lyricism. . . . Walker distills struggles, crises, and tragedies down to bright, singing lessons in living with awareness and joy."--"Booklist"Praise for Alice Walker "Alice Walker is a muse for our times . . . she touches the soul, and propels us to action."--Amy Goodman, host of "Democracy Now!""A lavishly gifted writer."--"The New York Times"

Alice Walker is one of the most prolific and beloved writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Color Purple"; her many volumes of poetry; and her powerful nonfiction collections, including "We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For" and "The Chicken Chronicles" (both published by The New Press). She lives in Northern California.

General Fields

  • : 9781595589873
  • : The New Press
  • : The New Press
  • : May 2014
  • : 184mm X 114mm
  • : United States
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alice Walker
  • : Paperback
  • : 614
  • : 811.54
  • : 208