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Poetry Diary 1: Anxious mom looks for soothing & good poems about sending kid to kindergarten for the 1st time. Fails quest.

Today I started doing web-searches for poems under the terms “kindergarten,” hoping to find a good poem that would express the common parental anxiety around one’s kid starting that stage of life.   329 more words

The Professors: Gwendolyn Brooks

We real cool. We

Left school. We


Lurk late. We

Strike straight. We


Sing sin. We

Thin gin. We


Jazz June. We

Die soon.


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Poetry Sunday: Gwendolyn Brooks's 'To Be in Love'

Though Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) is best known for her verses that describe city life and the experience of coming into womanhood in the predominately African-American neighborhood of Bronzeville, Chicago, ‘To Be in Love’ diverges somewhat from these themes. 310 more words


CELEBRATING AMERICAN SHE-POETS (23): Gwendolyn Brooks, Journalist Poet, Living in the along ...

“Live not for Battles Won.
Live not for The-End-of-the-Song.
Live in the along.”
Report from Part One

There is so much about Gwendolyn Brooks and her work that is remarkable and goes beyond the awards and acknowledgements, though these are many and prestigious and often firsts for her gender and race. 705 more words


“Writing is a delicious agony.”

“Writing is a delicious agony.”

— Gwendolyn Brooks, writer, poet, teacher, Pulitzer Prize for poetry, 1950


125 Moments: 095 The Chicago Picasso


On August 15, 1967, more than 50,000 Chicagoans gathered to witness the unveiling of what would quickly become an iconic landmark. “With applause, startled exclamations, and incredulous smiles, Chicago received its long-awaited gift yesterday from the most celebrated of living artists,” wrote Edward Barry in the… 243 more words

- Gwendolyn Brooks

I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.