Revolutionary Petunias These poems are about revolutionaries and lovers about how both in revolution and in love loss of trust and compassion robs us of hope They are also about and for those few embattled souls who remai

  • Title: Revolutionary Petunias
  • Author: Alice Walker
  • ISBN: 9780156766203
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • These poems are about revolutionaries and lovers about how, both in revolution and in love, loss of trust and compassion robs us of hope They are also about and for those few embattled souls who remain painfully committed to beauty and to love even while facing the firing squad Quick, direct, witty, pungent DeWitt Beall, Chicago Daily News.

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    1. Alice Walker

      Alice Walker, one of the United States preeminent writers, is an award winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry In 1983, Walker became the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award Her other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

    984 thoughts on “Revolutionary Petunias”

    1. Walker at her best Pensive Strong Unapologetic Spin the wheel of African American History and her words fit, timeless This edition has additional biographical information on Walker I really like the Open Road ebook editions with the extras.And thank the publisher for providing copy for review Note I have a hard copy on my shelf but this is a great book to have in both formats, as it demands dipping into throughout a lifetime.

    2. Alice Walker s poems are magically simple Some witty, some sad, while others just reflective of Walker s youth but all reminiscent of times lost but remembered And for ourselves, the intrinsic Purpose is to reach, and to remember, and to declare our commitment to all the living, without deceit, and withoutfear, and without reservation We dowhat we can And by doing it, we keepourselves trusting, which is to say,vulnerable, and than that,what can anyone ask

    3. I read this in Her Blue Body Everything We Know Earthling Poems 1965 1990 Complete.This was not as good as Once, but it was a worthwhile read Walker uses her time in the South and her activity in the Voter Registration campaign as a backdrop for this collection She also draws on the early stages of her relationship with Melvyn Leventhal, whom she met at about the same time, and these two aspects combine into a focus on love and revolution and how they interact The poems were heartfelt and honest [...]

    4. 4 STARS Reissued I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This collection of poetry was first published in 1978 and these poems were written while Alice Walker was immersed in civil rights movement In these poems you can feel the time and place of the speaker There is passion behind the poetry that invokes feelings within you whether you know of the civil rights movement or just hear about it There is love, hope, vision, anger, violence and a feeling of togetherness and [...]

    5. so many good, deep and soulful poems this is one of my favorites in this collection from Alice Walker.He Said ComeHe said comeLet me exploit you Somebody must do itAnd wouldn t youPrefer a brother Come, show me yourFace,All scarred with tears Unburden your heart Before the opportunityPasses away.

    6. Oh, how I adore Alice Walker The Girl Who Died 1 Look she cried I am not perfectbut still your sister.Love me But the mob beat her and kicked herand shaved her head until she saw exactlyhow wrong she was.

    7. I love Alice Walker the poet, activist, essayist, novelist These poems from the early 70s are fierce and beautiful and wise.

    8. Alice Walker is a longtime favorite, but her poetry is often lost on me as I don t typically enjoy the medium at all This one, I liked a lot It was a good one to marinate To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves We remember them because it is an easy thing to forget that we are not the first to suffer, rebel, fight, love and die Expect Nothing Expect nothing Live frugally On surprise Become a stranger To need of pity Or, if compassion be freely Given out Tak [...]

    9. A sweet, funny and memorable collection of poems about a Black female speaker s experiences with love and revolution.

    10. There are some poems for the ages in here Some I have already forgotten, but several will stay with me for a long time.

    11. It s been decades since I ve read Alice Walker and I enjoyed this dip back into her world There were some great moments in this one, subtle references to freedom fighters like Fannie Lou Hamer and literary giants like Zora Neale Hurston, and much exploration of Black funerals So vivid were some of the pieces, like this stanza from a poem for a bully Here are the warm and juicyvocal cords,slithery,from my throat Also, loved her bio at the end where I learned that she worked for NAACP LDF taking d [...]

    12. Favorites from this collection In These Dissenting Times Expect Nothing Be Nobody s Darling Reassurance Rage While Love Is Unfashionable

    13. This was a very simple and straight forward poetry collection Unlike other poetry collections I have read, this was a really quick read Overall I enjoyed this collection One of my major complaints was about Walker s line breaks, capitalization, and punctuation There were some poems were each line was a single word and of course, each line had to be capitalized There were some poems were there was absolutely no punctuation The lack of punctuation isn t necessarily a bad thing if it has been maste [...]

    14. Criminy National Poetry Month is almost over, and so far all I ve read is two books of verse by and about dogs Leave it to Alice Walker to beautifully remedy that situation.WomenThey were women thenMy mama s generationHusky of voice stout ofStepWith fists as well asHandsHow they battered downDoorsAnd ironedStarched whiteShirtsHow they ledArmiesHeadragged generalsAcross minedFieldsBooby trappedDitchesTo discover booksDesksA place for usHow they knew whatweMust knowWithout knowing a pageOf itThems [...]

    15. Yes, I know that Walker is supposed to be some kind of freakin genius, but if you don t like her poems, then you don t like her poems One reason I don t is that she tends to describe feelings or an incident without giving the context to understand the feelings or the incident This does not work for me, and her language is usually so pedestrian that she does not give another poetic aspect to like instead This book is just not for me.

    16. I have not read The Color Purple , but these poems by Alice Walker I liked a lot, short, direct and with a few words can make the atmosphere.Non ho letto Il colore viola , ma queste poesie di Alice Walker mi sono piaciute molto, brevi, dirette e con poche parole riescono a rendere l atmosferaANKS TO NETGALLEY AND OPEN ROAD INTEGRATED MEDIA FOR THE PREVIEW

    17. It does not impress me that I havea mind.Chance amuses me.Coincidence makes me laughout loud.Fate weighs me downtoo heavy Will, pg 60.I read this on the tube today It s sweet, I feel poetry is best read on public transport.

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