Walker was accidently shot in the right eye by her brother.
Walker became valedictorian and class favorite.
Walker became a student at Spellman College.</li></li></ul><li>Poetry<br /><ul><li>Walker’s first volume of poetry Once (1968) is based on her experience in the Civil Rights Movement and her travel to Africa.
Also based on love and suicide while going through an experience of an unwanted pregnancy.</li></li></ul><li>Poetry Continued<br /><ul><li>Walker relives her past through her second volume of poetry.
This collection of poems won the Lillian Smith Book Award in 1973.</li></li></ul><li>Walker has written much short fiction:<br /><ul><li>“Everyday Use” (1973)