Monthly Archives: September 2017

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never caught book cover alice walkers garden 2017-09
It is a delight to know that Never Caught is being taken up by readers as food for the merciless journey of our people in these United States.  Erica Armstrong Dunbar has pulled off a feat of major proportions.  So much so that I just learned her book was long listed for a National Book Award.  All awards… Continue reading

Robert Allen, Rosario Ortega, Unrecalled Kind Person, Alice, Daniel Ortega
Managua, Nicaragua, mid- Eighties

 

Leaving Managua

©2017 by Alice Walker

You were never to know,
until now perhaps,
that I was weeping
as my compañero and I
left Managua
all those years ago.
We had witnessed the graceful dignity of your people
that they held inviolate
against the brutality inflicted on them
by our… Continue reading

¡HUELGA! DOLORES HUERTA

Strike!  Dolores Huerta

A Virgin de Guadaloupe, with Children

©by Alice Walker 2017

DOLORES, the movie

Some recent movies have been overwhelmingly encouraging, like the “horror movie” Get Out.  A film so remarkable in its psychic resonance that few can say just what it is that makes us know it is, at root, not so much about horror,… Continue reading

Rompe Mi Corazon De Nuevo
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… Continue reading

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