A poem traveled down my arm : poems and drawings / Alice Walker.

Walker, Alice, 1944- author.
First edition.
New York : Random House, 2003. , ©2003
xvi, 151 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City).
In this illuminating book, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and acclaimed poet Alice Walker reveals her remarkable philosophy of life. Curiously, this labor of love started with the author's signature: Faced with the daunting task of providing autographs for multiple copies of one of her poetry collections, Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth, Walker turned an act of repetition into an act of inspiration. For each autograph became something more than a name: a thoughtful reflection, an impromptu sketch, a heartfelt poem. The result is this spontaneous burst of the unexpected. A Poem Traveled Down My Arm is a lovely collection of insights and drawings-by turns charming and humorous, provocative and profound-that represent the wisdom of one of today's most beloved writers. The essence of Walker's independent spirit emanates from words and images that are simple but deep in meaning. An empowering approach to life ... the inspiration to live completely in the moment ... the chance to nurture one's creativity and peace of mind, all these beautiful elements are evoked by this unusual and original book.
"Copyright ©2003 by Alice Walker"--verso of title page.
"Book design by Barbara M. Bachman"--verso of title page,
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy retains dustjacket.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Bachman, Barbara M., book designer.
Random House (Firm), publisher.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
1400061636 (alk. paper)
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