Alice Walker

Black History Month


Born: February 9, 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia

Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Spouse: Melvyn Leventhal (m. 1967–1976)

Parents: Willie Lee Walker, Minnie Lou Tallulah Grant

Her first book of poetry was written while she was a senior at Sarah Lawrence. Her 1st novel was published in 1970. Her 2nd novel was published in 1976. She is the co-founder of Wild Tree Press. She had several novels 1 is named The Temple of My Familiar. In 2013 she released 2 new books 1 of them entitled “The Cushion in the Road. Her website describer her a activist. She met Martin Luther King Jr. In November 2008 She wrote an “An Open Letter to Barack Obama. She was disinvited in 2013 from giving a speech. She posted an open letter to singer Alicia Keys. In 1965, Walker met Melvyn Rosenman Leventhal. She was married on March 17, 1967, in New York City. In the mid-1990s, Walker was involved in a romance with singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman. She wrote a book called “The Color Purple” in 1982. In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women in 197.

Some more of her novels are: Meridian (1976), You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories (1982), To Hell With Dying (1988), The Complete Stories (1994), By The Light of My Father's Smile (1998),The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart (2000), Now Is The Time to Open Your Heart [a novel] (2004). Her Poetry collections are: Once (1968), Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems (1973), Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning (1979), Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful (1985), Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems (1991), Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth (2003), A Poem Traveled Down My Arm: Poems And Drawings (2003), Collected Poems (2005), Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems (1968). Her Non-Fiction books are: In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose (1983), Living by The Word (1988),Warrior Marks (1993), The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult (1996), Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer’s Activism (1997),Go Girl: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure (1997),Pema Chodron and Alice Walker in Conversation (1999), Sent By Earth: A Message from the Grandmother Spirit After the Bombing of the World Trade Center and Pentagon (2001),We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For (2006),Overcoming Speechlessness (2010),Chicken Chronicles, A Memoir (2011)

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