This Is My Century: New and Collected Poems (Paperback)

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By Margaret Walker, Maryemma Graham (Contribution by), Nikky Finney (Contribution by)
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Margaret Walker became the first African American to win a national literary award when her collection For My People was chosen for the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1942. Over the next fifty years she enriched American literature in endless ways through her writings and, in 1993, she received the National Book Award for Lifetime Achievement.

This Is My Century is Walker's own defining summation of her career. Selected by the author herself, the one hundred poems include thirty-seven previously uncollected pieces and the entire contents of three hard-to-find volumes: the award-winning For My People (1942), Prophets for a New Day (1970), and October Journey (1975).

About the Author

MARGARET WALKER (1915-1998) wrote poetry, essays, the novel Jubilee, and a biography of Richard Wright. She created pioneering programs in the humanities and African American studies at Jackson State University, where she was a faculty member for almost three decades.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780820345970
ISBN-10: 0820345970
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2013
Pages: 256
Language: English