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“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.


Gwendolyn Brooks

‘When the world is too much.’ Quando il mondo è troppo. Da sopportare, da sostenere, da seguire.

Non è la mia di voce che importa, che serve, che conta al momento. 81 more words


"Writing about What You (Don’t) Know" or "Portmanteau"

They say,

(vague disembodied heads) to be honest in one’s poems, which I always somehow construed as similar to “being Amish” in one’s poems. 501 more words