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


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

En español tambien

Two new poems for the audience at the Brooklyn Museum, written after seeing you.




© 2017 by Alice Walker

How I have loved
Being the colors
Of wood.

In winter I am
The color
Of cedar
In autumn
Of oak.

Today in brutally hot
I am the color… Continue reading

El poema en español

Julian Assange spoke from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Friday, May 19, 2017


Acts of Truth

©2017 by Alice Walker
Inspired by mythologist, Michael Meade

For Julian Assange
Michael was telling us the other night
About some things that might save the world.
One of them surprised me, but the more I thought about it
The… Continue reading

Large old green tree in field of flowers photo on Alice Walkers Garden


In the Language of Love
(Turning a poison into medicine) ©2017 by Alice Walker

En Español 



©2017 Alice Walker

Para quienes nos recuerdan cómo funciona esto.

Muy pronto todos podríamos ser niches
un karma justo empieza
a llover sobre nosotros.
Quizá serás más feliz entonces
al hallar que puedes… Continue reading

En EspañolLarge old green tree in field of flowers photo on Alice Walkers Garden



In the Language of Love
(Turning a poison into medicine)

©2017 by Alice Walker


For all those who remind us how this works.
Pretty soon we might all be niggers -
A just karma is beginning to
snow down upon us.
Maybe you will be happier then:
to find you can indeed
live on your knees
and sometimes create… Continue reading