Poetry. African American Studies. "How lucky I am to have my good humor! Without it I might / have been blue instead of delighted enough with my life/ and the two baby house plants I've just brought home / to share with me their destiny, or maybe to combine us/ in that one big destiny"-("All Told"). ALL TOLD adds to the achievement of DRIVE, Hettie Jones's prize-winning first collection. "Her gift is to paint with vivid words and to cloak her wit with images in such a way that they liner in the mind long after the reading"--Midwest Book Review.