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I sometimes wonder if what critics condemn in the writers they review are really the motes and beams which blind them in their own work. 2,783 more words


The Eternal Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks

One of poet, activist, and educator Clint Smith’s most widely engaged tweets reads, “’We tried to tell ya’ll.’—Ancient African-American proverb.” In the context of our current political nightmare, Smith’s message is clear—those of you just waking up weren’t paying attention. 933 more words


Engleza de joi/ Chortle

Chortle = laugh in a noisy, gleeful way.

“Books feed and cure and chortle and collide.”
Gwendolyn Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 2, 2000) 26 more words

Blog De Companie

To each his own

“Each to his grief, each to
his loneliness and fidgety revenge.
Nobody knew where I was and now I am no longer there.”
—Gwendolyn Brooks, “Boy Breaking Glass” 7 more words


A Poet Who Knew It

Gwendolyn Brooks @ 100

Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most highly regarded, highly influential, and widely read poets of 20th-century American poetry. She was a much-honored poet, even in her lifetime, with the distinction of being the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize. 298 more words

Moline Library

"kitchenette building" by Gwendolyn Brooks

Yes, I’m very late, and this time, I missed a special occasion: last Wednesday was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gwendolyn Brooks. I had been taught Brooks’s poetry since elementary school, but it’s only just recently that I’ve really begun to appreciate her and her work. 429 more words