Saturday, April 1, 2006


National Poetry Month kicks off today. Allow me the opportunity to introduce a different poet each day of the month. It baffles me that more "important' people don't have websites. Why?

Alice Walker
Favorite Collection:Good Night Willie Lee, See You In The Morning (Harvest/HBJ (c)1974)
Favorite Poem: "Did This Happen to Your Sister? Did Your Mother Throw Up a Lot?"

As one to hate comparisons, it would be Alice Walker that eye would be most pleased to be measured against. Only if a must. No matter she one of my favorite writers since adolescence ( eye read the Color Purple way before my time, sneaking in Mom's closet), she has a way with words & styles that carry over into my work, irregardless.


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