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Gwendolyn Brooks: We Real Cool

Gwendolyn Brooks is one of those very rare writers that can at once focus on a specific theme while managing to include the vastness of a shared experience. 87 more words

Literature & Language


HOWDY! April is National Poetry month and I have some great books to tell you about. But first –

I’ve got a winner for you! 825 more words

Age 6-9

Gwendolyn Brooks: "The Lovers of the Poor"

Oh my. Oh my — slap in the face — goodness.

I went looking for an Easter poem, hoping to find one that also discusses race. 538 more words

April Is Poetry Month

Poetry Beyond All Praise - No. 4

a celebration of great poets during april’s national poetry month

We Real Cool
by Gwendolyn Brooks

The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.

We real cool. 25 more words


They Sing Hymns

In the style of Gwendolyn Brooks

The Five People in Pew #1

They sing hymns. They

still sins.

He prays loud. They

Too proud. He… 19 more words

– Gwendolyn Brooks, excerpt from The Anniad_


#tbt: a song in the front yard by Gwendolyn Brooks

a song in the front yard

I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life.

I want a peek at the back

Where it’s rough and untended and hungry weed grows. 172 more words