This Is My Century: New and Collected Poems

This Is My Century: New and Collected Poems

by Margaret Walker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0820311340

ISBN-13: 9780820311340

Pub. Date: 11/28/1989

Publisher: University of Georgia Press


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.

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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).

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ISBN-13:
9780820311340
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
11/28/1989
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.07(d)

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