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For Banned Books Week, the Academy of American Poets has a round-up of poems and books of poetry that have been banned at one point or another: 182 more words

United States of Books - Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks

Maud Martha

by Gwendolyn Brooks

Author: Serena M. Agusto-Cox at Savvy Verse & Wit

For Illinois, Entertainment Weekly says, “Sure you can always go with Saul Bellow’s… 644 more words


Poetry & Prose: 'We Real Cool' by Gwendolyn Brooks

Real Cool


We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We… 17 more words

Life & Living

DIGITAL: African-Americans at the University of Wisconsin (1875-1969) #BlackOnCampus

Digital exhibit at the University of Wisconsin Libraries on African Americans at the institutions. Curated by Harvey D. Long. Shared at the #docnowcommunity meeting in St. 86 more words

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Collect Words

“And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.”      Pablo Neruda

“COLLECT WORDS! Buy your own dictionary. Read your dictionary every day. CIRCLE exciting words. 328 more words

Poetry Diary 1: Anxious mom looks for soothing & good poems about sending kid to kindergarten for the 1st time. Fails quest.

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