Alice Walker’s Poetic Transcendence

Aijia Luo


Alice Walker is a renowned black female writer, she has written six poetry collections. Compared with her novels and essays, her poetry are created under adversity which she reconciliated with and completed her life. The concern for unity and equality of all living things in her poetry reflects that Walker’s thoughts have transcended gender and race. Through the sublimation of art, she instills the world with beauty and kindness.


Alice Walker; Poetry; Transcendence

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/le.v10i2.2645


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