Birthday – 7 July – Margaret Walker

Literary Birthday – 7 July – Margaret Walker

Margaret Walker was born 7 July 1915, and died 30 November 1998.


  1. A writer needs certain conditions in which to work and create art. She needs a piece of time; a peace of mind; a quiet place; and a private life.
  2. When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.
  3. Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.
  4. The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious, the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.
  5. … I see the country going fascist. We have been going that route a long, long time. A lot of things the country has done from its inception were fascist. But now, now I think we are in the face of a terrible fascist dictatorship.

Margaret Walker was an American poet and writer. Her notable works include the award-winning poem For My People and the novel, Jubilee.

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by Amanda Patterson

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