The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems) - Alice Walker

Written between October 2009 and August 2011, these poems range from personal verses (written for friends on their birthdays) to public calls to action. Always accessible, Alice Walker writes with purpose and steadfast belief in the artist's responsibility to engage with the world, to provoke thought and discussion and response. Whether writing about an encounter with a gecko in her backyard (one of my favourites) or exploring new possibilities for the world (for instance, Democratic Motherism), readers who have enjoyed Alice Walker's earlier works will appreciate this collection immensely.