Monday, May 1, 2017

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing
by Alice Walker [Hoopla Digital Resources]

Hoopla and Overdrive are great resources if you’re like me and want to constantly keep a #poeminyourpocket. This was my favorite poetry book of the last three I tried this month. This breezy read is full of simple yet beautiful lines that repeat only when absolutely necessary, engage the exact readers who need to learn from her wisdom, and remind us of our shared humanity. It is full of humanist and Buddhist lessons, so it sometimes feels like you are reading from a meditation book. She gives us ideas about where meanness comes from and what might happen when you offer it tea, and she describes to us how the love between a human and a pet can heal a broken heart. I strongly feel there is at least one page in this book for everyone who is open-minded about the power of poems.

[ official Hard Times Require Furious Dancing page on the official Alice Walker web site ]

Recommended by Naomi S.
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