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“Very early in life I became fascinated
with the wonders language can achieve.
And I began playing with words.”
Gwendolyn Brooks

Life

“Very early in life I became fascinated
with the wonders language can achieve.
And I began playing with words.”
Gwendolyn Brooks

Life

Obama Designates Pullman Monument and Endorses Mayor

President Obama came into town  Thursday to designate the city’s Pullman area a national monument. The company town built by the founder of the Pullman Company railroad empire was one of the nation’s first planned industrial communities and is considered a historic location threatened by economic blight and neglect. 725 more words

National News

Obama Designates Pullman Monument and Endorses Mayor

President Obama came into town  Thursday to designate the city’s Pullman area a national monument. The company town built by the founder of the Pullman Company railroad empire was one of the nation’s first planned industrial communities and is considered a historic location threatened by economic blight and neglect. 725 more words

City

Line 24: "We real cool. We"

And we’re back. This living cento line comes from “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks.

I am taking a 6 week playwriting class at Chicago Dramatists, and it is opening me up so much. 260 more words

Inspiration

Le Mot Juste

Like Ripples on a Pond, I would sit by the radio
And listen to Nikki
As though her poems were top 40 love songs.

Nappy Edges, For Colored Girls… 202 more words

Poetry

Poetry Analysis: “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks

“We Real Cool” definitely has a powerful message behind it.  Gwendolyn Brooks illustrates the essence of troubled teenagers who will eventually suffer the ill-fated possibility that life renders human beings while engaging in the lifestyle of the streets – death. 682 more words

Hamlet Pericles