English Summary/英文概要： Alice Walker, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic, The Color Purple, returns with a poetry collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving. In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker examines our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. From poems of painful self-inquiry, to celebrating the simple beauty of everyday life, Walker offers us a window into her magical, at times difficult, and liberating world of activism, love, hope and, above all, gratitude. Whether she’s urging us to preserve an urban paradise or behold exploring the necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker demonstrates that she remains a revolutionary poet and an inspiration to generations of fans.
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 艾丽丝·沃克(AliceWalker)以英语和西班牙语两种语言合著，合著了近70部充满激情和力量的诗集，见证了我们这个动荡的时代，同时也记录了一些美好的片段。从痛苦的自我探索的诗篇，到对烤煎饼简单生活的赞美，沃克为我们了解她的神奇，时事的不易，和解放世界的行动主义，爱，希望，以及最重要的感恩之心，打开了一扇窗。无论她敦促我们要保留一个城市净土，还是看到美对精神世界的微妙需要，沃克鼓励我们要遵循自己的内心，并再次将她传奇的自由诗句映入页面，验证了自己仍是一位革命诗人，和对世人的启示作用。(Sandy)
Awards/获奖情况： "[A] strong addition to her mulitgenre literary canon. Walker offers the prodding wisdom of an elder suggesting that we can cope by taking comfort in beauty, friendship, and human kindness; by always expressing gratitude; and by turning inward to hold ourselves accountable for what we contribute." (Booklist, Starred Review)
"Walker forthrightly addresses our despair while ultimately offering poems of love and hope for all readers." (Library Journal)
"The [poetry] collection is moving and timely, and highlights the still-raw trauma from our nation’s recent past." (Vanity Fair)
"A book that meditates on these contentious times, but also on life, love, hope, and gratitude, it’s just what our literary souls were aching for." (Marie Claire)
||About the Author/作者介绍： 艾丽斯·沃克(Alice Walker)，是一位享誉国际的作家、诗人和活动家，他的著作包括七部小说、四部短篇小说集、四本儿童读物，以及大量的散文和诗歌。1983年作者获得普利策小说奖和国家图书奖。
Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for THE COLOR PURPLE. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry including MERIDIAN, BY THE LIGHT OF MY FATHER’S SMILE and THE THIRD LIFE OF GRANGE COPELAND.
Visit Alice Walker’s official website at: alicewalkersgarden.com