By bell hooks
Author, activist, feminist, instructor, and artist bell hooks is well known as one of many nation's best intellectuals. Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, hooks drew her specific pseudonym from the identify of her grandmother, an clever and strong-willed African American lady who encouraged her to face up opposed to a dominating and repressive society. Her poetry, novels, memoirs, and kid's books replicate her Appalachian upbringing and have her struggles with racially built-in faculties and unwelcome authority figures. one in every of Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Can switch Your Life," hooks has received broad acclaim from critics and readers alike. In Appalachian Elegy, bell hooks maintains her paintings as an imagist of life's harsh realities in a set of poems encouraged through her early life within the remoted hills and hidden hollows of Kentucky. immediately meditative, confessional, and political, this poignant quantity attracts the reader deep into the event of dwelling in Appalachia. concerning such themes because the marginalization of its humans and the environmental degradation it has suffered through the years, hooks's poetry quietly elegizes the sluggish lack of an id whereas additionally celebrating that that's consistent, firmly rooted in a spot that's now not whole.
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