new face

With the remake of the movie “The Color Purple” interest in Alice Walker and her words has surged more than usual.

In her book “The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult” the Mendocino County-based author revisits the film set — describing her personal reactions to the whole experience, in brave, naked detail.

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Her writing brilliantly unveils an artist’s pain and joy at seeing her work take on a surprising life of its own. For writers and artists, it is full of valuable insights.

Here is her poem, New Face.

Beauty In Truth | a discussion with Alice Walker

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Bhakti Issa Urra

canvassing consciousness, constantly curious — ever challenged & changed