Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Sherley Anne Williams Poems, Quotes, Biography & More

Biography | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes

Sherley Anne Williams poems, quotes, biography, articles and more. The best Sherley Anne Williams resource with biographical information, a list of poems, short poems, quotations, best poems, poet's works and more.

Sherley Anne Williams: Sherley Anne Williams (August 25, 1944—July 6, 1999) was born in Bakersfield, California and was an African-American poet. Many of her works tell stories about her life in the African-American community. When she was little her family picked cotton in order to get money. At the age of eight her father died of tuberculosis and when she was sixteen her mother died. In 1966 she earned her bachelors degree in English at what is now California State University at Fresno and she received her master's degree at Brown University in 1972. The following year (1973) she became a professor of English Literature at the University of California at San Diego. Her works include collections of poetry such as The Peacock Poems (1975), the novel Dessa Rose (1986), and two picture books. She also published the groundbreaking work Give Birth to Brightness: A Thematic Study of Neo-Black Literature in 1972.. African American poet novelist professor and social critic

Famous poems are below this ad.

Top 5 Poems

More Information

Sorry, no poems have been posted.

All Sherley Anne Williams Poems

Sorry, no poems have been posted.

More Information

Articles About Sherley Anne Williams

Articles about Sherley Anne Williams or articles that mention Sherley Anne Williams.

Sorry, no articles found.

More Information


Here are a few random quotes by Sherley Anne Williams.

See also: All Sherley Anne Williams Quotes