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Class Notes: Week 4


At 100, Gwendolyn Brooks Still Inspires

The late poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize. | Photo by Nora Brooks Blakely

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Arts & Culture

The Sheer Poetry of Dullness

Quotidian. Mundane. For most of us, it’s the relentless repetition and ordinariness of the sun also rising and setting. But make no mistake, it once started in the fertile soil of dreams. 301 more words


Gwendolyn Brooks Blog Post: The Death of Boys

When you read Gwendolyn Brooks it is obvious that you must be aware of the society and community where which she lived. It is a black community with a range of different social standards however the most prevalent are the impoverished people in her community. 926 more words

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The Golden Shovel: "an entirely new literary form"

“The poems of this anthology do not pay homage to Brooks in a traditional way. Instead, they seek to carry on her words through an entirely new literary form, called the ‘Golden Shovel.’ In a Golden Shovel poem, a poet takes a line or lines from a Brooks poem, and then uses each word from those lines, in order, as the end words of their new poem.

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Quote of the Day

I take a lot of notes. I start revising after the first drafts…Perhaps after this process, the poem will turn out to be a vehicle by which means life has reached some order, or perhaps it suggests there can be an arrival at some kind or degree of order.

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Quote Of The Day

1 Perfect Title, 2 Oof Endings, and some other fun

The mix this week: two poems with hella amazing endings, one with a perfect title, a cool website devoted to black history (including in the West), and for fun some “The Future that Liberals Want” meme and french bulldogs in sweatshirts on a couch. 421 more words