Risk, Courage, and Women: Contemporary Voices in Prose and Poetry
Risk, Courage, and Women Contemporary Voices in Prose and Poetry
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Nancy W. Categories : births deaths University of Texas at Austin alumni American women writers American watercolorists American art critics. Namespaces Article Talk. Read preview. Synopsis This unique collection of narratives, essays, and poems includes an original interview with Maya Angelou and pieces by Naomi Shihab Nye, Pat Mora, Rosemary Catacalos, and many others.
Each work relates how women have demonstrated courage by taking a risk that has changed their lives. The introduction explores courage not as a battlefield quality, but as the result of thoughtful choices demonstrating integrity and self-awareness. Each section opens with a description of its organization and the significance of individual pieces.
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Themes include sustenance for living, faith in the unknown, the courage of choice, the seams of our lives, and crossing borders. The book begins with a conversation with Dr.
Maya Angelou, the embodiment of a courageous woman. She urges readers to "Envision" and concludes the book with the wish "Good morning," inviting all to join her in a new day reflecting "The Power of One. All net proceeds from book sales will go to the WINGS nonprofit organization, recipient of Oprah's Angel Network award, providing uninsured women with free breast cancer surgery, radiation, counseling, and follow-up treatments such as chemotherapy. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.