Alice Walker

Alice Walker Poems

Alice Walker is an American poet who was born in Georgia in 1944. She is known as a novelist, poet, short-story writer, and a social activist. Her best-known work, The Color Purple, won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She wrote her first book of poems while studying in East Africa and has since become an important piece of fiction in the feminist and civil rights movement. 

Expect Nothing

by Alice Walker

There are a great many poems in existence that push forward the desire to express a need or feeling, and

Poem at Thirty-Nine

by Alice Walker

‘Poem at Thirty-Nine’ by Alice Walker describes the speaker’s father’s life. She admits how much she misses him and how she wishes he hadn’t had such a hard life.

We Alone

by Alice Walker

In this famous poem, We Alone, based on humanity, love, and money, Alice Walker reveals the power within each human


by Alice Walker

‘Women’ is a short poem praising previous generations of African American women who fought for the education of girls.

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