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Saturday Poem-Gwendolyn Brooks

The Bean Eaters

They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair.
Dinner is a casual affair.
Plain chipware on a plain and creaking wood,
Tin flatware. 58 more words


The April 2017 Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author is Gwendolyn Brooks

Happy National Poetry Month! Welcome to the April edition of Blue Heron Speaks. In honor of National Poetry Month, we always shine a spotlight on a voice from the past – someone who can enter our current world and offer up some wisdom through verse. 148 more words

Class Notes: Week 4


At 100, Gwendolyn Brooks Still Inspires

The late poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize. | Photo by Nora Brooks Blakely

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews… 1,001 more words

Arts & Culture

The Sheer Poetry of Dullness

Quotidian. Mundane. For most of us, it’s the relentless repetition and ordinariness of the sun also rising and setting. But make no mistake, it once started in the fertile soil of dreams. 301 more words


Gwendolyn Brooks Blog Post: The Death of Boys

When you read Gwendolyn Brooks it is obvious that you must be aware of the society and community where which she lived. It is a black community with a range of different social standards however the most prevalent are the impoverished people in her community. 926 more words

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