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.
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)