Tags » Gwendolyn Brooks

as morning comes into its own

as morning comes into its own
there is

death to consider, the debt of
night; as

the train of passage cancels
arrows of

yesterday, there is death to… 68 more words

Poetry

Jackie Ormes'-Jo 'n' Ginger" Part 3

In the past two posts, I have written about a few of installments of Jackie Ormes’ Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger. (You can find these posts… 1,047 more words

African American Literature

January 17: "Beverly Hills, Chicago"

The dry brown coughing beneath their feet,
(Only a while, for the handyman is on his way)
These people walk their golden gardens.
We say ourselves fortunate to be driving by today. 285 more words

Race

Get Your Women’s History Podcasts…

By Amanda Kozar

If you’re like me, you are still excited to learn about women’s history even when you’re not in school. If you are stuck on a long car ride or flight, it’s always helpful to have a few podcasts loaded onto your cell phone or tablet.* 146 more words

Posts

Short story: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Robert Bloch, listened to on A Walk in Shadows podcast, from February 2016. Highly Recommended.

Poem: The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast. 30 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Short story: Conscience by Italo Calvino, from Numbers in the Dark and Other Stories. Highly Recommended.

Poem: The Lovers of the Poor by Gwendolyn Brooks, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2016. 27 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Nov. 19, 2016: Beliefment

I awoke this morning with the word “beliefment” in my brain.  It’s a made-up word, conjured up by my sleeping self.

Stephen Colbert’s truthiness  191 more words