By bell hooks
Author, activist, feminist, instructor, and artist bell hooks is well known as one of many nation's prime intellectuals. Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, hooks drew her exact pseudonym from the identify of her grandmother, an clever and strong-willed African American girl who encouraged her to face up opposed to a dominating and repressive society. Her poetry, novels, memoirs, and kid's books mirror her Appalachian upbringing and have her struggles with racially built-in colleges and unwelcome authority figures. one in all Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Can switch Your Life," hooks has received vast acclaim from critics and readers alike. In Appalachian Elegy, bell hooks keeps her paintings as an imagist of life's harsh realities in a set of poems encouraged via her early life within the remoted hills and hidden hollows of Kentucky. instantaneously meditative, confessional, and political, this poignant quantity attracts the reader deep into the adventure of residing in Appalachia. pertaining to such subject matters 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 identification whereas additionally celebrating that that's consistent, firmly rooted in a spot that's now not whole.
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