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Emaciated Buddha on Alice Walker Garden Website

Break My Heart Again
©2017 by Alice Walker

September 2017

for Aung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya People

We travelled far
To stand before your door
A door we could not see
Our taxi driver
And all of Myanmar
Too frightened
To whisper your name.

My companion* brought
His trumpet
And though he did not dare
Endanger our driver
By blowing it
We understood… Continue reading

For Heather Heyer and her mother.

With love, from Alice

Alice and Eclipse  8/21/17                                  Photo by Duana Fullwiley

From Charlottesville to Palestine

Look up!

To the sun that shines for all of us

The God that worships back. -AW

 

Youngest girl in Israeli jail: My dream is to hold mama in my arms

Ramallah My earnest desire is to have my mother hold me in her arms,” said the youngest Palestinian detainee
RAMALLAH, (PIC)

Reprint of article from The Palestinian Information Center
Youngest girl in Israeli jail: My dream is to hold mama in my arms
Wednesday  16/August/2017

“I have not seen my mother for the third consecutive month. My earnest desire is to have my mother hold me in her arms,”… Continue reading

What is Wisdom? Where Can it be Found?


It is such a blessing to have magnificent teachers!  Two of them I fantasize having an intense conversation for the world to overhear happen to be Irish (American), which can’t be – given Ireland’s history – a true coincidence.  Michael Meade, mythologist, so beloved for all he brings, and Ken O’Keefe, a former Marine, for… Continue reading

Leer el poema en Español, Mi Riqueza Neta Según Internet

 

My Net Worth  

According to the Internet

©2017 by Alice Walker

 

Learning from the Internet
That I have a net worth
Of 300 million dollars
Only 15 million
Short of Beyonce’s
Alleged stash,
I understand
Why I am petitioned
So frequently
For funds.

If I had 300 million dollars
It would… Continue reading

A Role For Psychoanalysis In Healing the Trauma of Female Genital Mutilation?

Photo of Carl Jung post to AWG AliceWalkersGarden 2017

Carl Jung

As the subject of Female Genital Mutilation returns to the minds and hearts of many, with the news that it is being practiced in the United States, I wanted to offer a perspective that is not ordinarily discussed: that of the role psychoanalysis might play in the healing of women (and… Continue reading

En español

Photo by Laura Balandran

THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS:  ARUNDHATI AND ALICE

at the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco

June 28, 2017

Arundhati Roy, irrepressible and truly brilliant, read from her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness and Alice “interviewed” her for a lively full house of mostly, it seemed from the questions later, Indians.  Who knew there were… Continue reading

El poema en espanõl

Alice with Manuel García Verdecia

Poem for the man who translates my poems: Cuban poet Manuel Verdecia/with Alice in Havana in the 90s.

I Cannot Thank You Enough

©2017 by Alice Walker

I cannot thank you enough
for holding on to me
all those years ago
in hopeful Cuba.  My niece was just there
in the land I’ve loved so long,
and she told me… Continue reading

An Evening with Alice Walker

Thu, May 25 from 7:30 – 9:30pm EDT Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate our exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 with acclaimed poet, novelist, activist, and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alice Walker in this intimate lecture inspired by her life’s work and the exhibition. Walker won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983… Continue reading

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