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Look at what’s happening in this world. Every day there’s something exciting or disturbing to write about. With all that’s going on, how could I stop?”
– Gwendolyn Brooks, poet
who died on this date in 2000.

 
The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
We Real Cool
Gwendolyn Brooks
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The Wake Up Call – December 3, 2014

 

Gwendolyn Brooks

Tomorrow, June 7, is the birthday of the poet Gwendolyn Brooks.  Here are two of my favorite poems of hers:

*** Tomorrow is also the birthday of Nikki Giovanni.
***Read her poem: The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr

Two extraordinary African-American women poets both born on the same day!!!

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
3 December 2012

Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…

 

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“Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home.” Poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who died on this day in 2000.

 

“Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life. ” – Novelist Joseph Conrad, who was born on this day in 1857

 

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Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!

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