THE POET BY DAY

Daily Archives: July 28, 2016

“Live not for Battles Won. Live not for The-End-of-the-Song. Live in the along.” Report from Part One There is so much about Gwendolyn Brooks and her work that is remarkable and goes beyond the awards and acknowledgements, though these are many and prestigious and often firsts for her gender and race. In 1968 Gwendolyn Brooks was named Poet Laureate of Illinois. In 1985, she was the first Black woman appointed U.S. Poet… Read More