Berke, Nancy. Women Poets on the Left: Lola Ridge, Genevieve Taggard, Margaret Walker. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001. Discusses political poetry in the United States and places these three poets in that context. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Carmichael, Jacqueline Miller. Trumpeting a Fiery Sound: History and Folklore in Margaret Walker’s “Jubilee.” Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998. Places Jubilee in historical and critical context of American, African American, and women’s literature. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Collier, Eugenia. “Fields Watered with Blood: Myth and Ritual in the Poetry of Margaret Walker.” In Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation, edited by Mari Evans. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1984. Presents important insights into Walker’s poetry.
Graham, Maryemma, ed. Fields Watered with Blood: Critical Essays on Margaret Walker. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001. A solid collection of critical and interpretive essays. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Gwin, Minrose. Black and White Women of the Old South: The Peculiar Sisterhood in American Literature. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1985. Offers an important discussion of Walker and her work.
Pettis, Joyce. “Margaret Walker: Black Woman Writer of the South.” In Southern Women Writers: The New Generation, edited by Tonette Bond Inge. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1990. Offers an important discussion of Walker and her work.
Walker, Margaret. “The Fusion of Ideas: An Interview with Margaret Walker Alexander.” Interview by Maryemma Graham. African American Review 27 (Summer, 1993). Useful and insightful interview.
Walker, Melissa. Down from the Mountaintop: Black Women’s Novels in the Wake of the Civil Rights Movement, 1966-1989. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1991. Offers an important treatment of Jubilee.