Margaret Alexander, celebrated poet, passes, legacy remains

Boyd, Herb
December 1998
New York Amsterdam News;12/17/98, Vol. 89 Issue 51, p6
Reports on the death of Afro-American poet Margaret Alexander, on November 20, 1998, in Chicago, Illinois. Career achievements; Excerpts from Alexander's poems.


Related Articles

  • In memoriam: Margaret Walker Alexander (1915-1998). Gabbin, Joanne V. // Callaloo;Winter99, Vol. 22 Issue 1, pV 

    Presents an obituary of poet and author Margaret Walker Alexander who died on November 30, 1998. Literary works of Alexander; Career highlights; Publication of the novel `Jubilee' in 1966; Creation of Alexander's autobiography entitled `Call Me Cassandra'; Cause of death; Factors contributing...

  • "Pulling in the natural environment": An Interview with Pinkie Gordon Lane. Lowe, John // African American Review;Spring/Summer2005, Vol. 39 Issue 1/2, p17 

    Presents an interview with African American poet and Pinkie Gordon Lane, who was named Poet Laureate of Louisiana. Discussions about writer Margaret Walker and Walker's biography of Richard Wright; Lane's support for local talents in Louisiana by sponsoring cultural events; Life in the state;...

  • "To a Place Blessed": For Margaret Walker. Miller, R. Baxter // African American Review;Spring99, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p5 

    Pays tribute to literary author Margaret Walker Alexander, who died on November 30, 1998. Contributions to the African American South organization; Literary works.

  • Dr. Margaret Walker Alexander, Noted Poet and Author, Succumbs in Chicago.  // Jet;12/14/98, Vol. 95 Issue 3, p17 

    Announces that Dr. Margaret Walker Alexander, poet and author who wrote the novel `Jubilee,' died in Chicago, Illinois in late 1998. Alexander being the first black poet to win the Yale Series of Younger Poets Awards for her poem, `For My People'; Career highlights; Background information.

  • "My Idol Was Langston Hughes.".  // Southern Cultures;Summer2010, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p53 

    A personal essay is presented describing the author's experiences growing up during the 1920s and 1930s, highlighting the impact of the Harlem Renaissance and the poetry of Langston Hughes on her life and future career. A separate introduction is given highlighting the work of the author, the...

  • Margaret Walker: Folk Orature and Historical Prophecy. Barksdale, Richard K.; Miller, R. Baxter // Black American Poets Between Worlds: 1940-1960;1988, Vol. 30, p104 

    A chapter from the book "Black American Poets Between Worlds 1940-1960" is presented on folk orature and historical prophecy in Margaret Walker's works. It provides an analysis of Walker's poetry revealing that in subject, tone and esthetic texture, it is free of intellectual pretense and...

  • Milestones. Beech, Hannah // Time International (South Pacific Edition);12/14/1998, Issue 50, p21 

    Presents information on several people in world news for December 14, 1998. Conviction of Peter Tatchell in Great Britain for disruptive behavior after an episode in Canterbury Cathedral; Death of American author Margaret Walker; Death of cinematographer Freddie Young; Resignation of Casey...

  • For My People: The Margaret Walker Song Cycle.  // Jackson Advocate;3/31/2011, Vol. 73 Issue 24, p22A 

    The article reports that the Furious Flower Poetry Center will be presenting a concert called "The Margaret Walker Song Cycle," at the Forbes Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, which will debut the composition based on Margaret Walker's iconic poem "For My People."

  • MARGARET WALKER (1915--). Houston, Helen Ruth // Afro American Novel 1965 - 1975: A Descriptive Bibliography of P;1977, p164 

    A descriptive bibliography of primary and secondary material of 1965 to 1975 African American novel by and about Margaret Walker is presented including "Jubilee," by Margaret Walker, "Contemporary Novelists," edited by James Vinson and "A Shoulder Hunched Against a Sharp Concern," by Paula Giddings.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics