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
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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
“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
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