A Look Inside “Appalachian Elegy”

To promote this week’s giveaway, we’re featuring poems from Appalachian Elegy by author, activist, and educator bell hooks. One of our favorites speaks of freeing oneself and enjoying life in the Kentucky hills:


bring Buddha
to rest home
in Kentucky hills
that outside each window
a light may shine
not a guilt teaching tradition
be balanced
know loving kindness
end suffering
rejoice in the oneness of life
then let go
carry nothing on your back
travel empty
as you climb steep mountain paths

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway by 1 pm tomorrow (Friday, February 8) for a chance to win Appalachian Elegy!

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