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Gwendolyn Brooks
(1917-2000) born on
Jun 07
US poet. Her works deal with the everyday life of urban blacks; the first black poet to win the Pulitzer Prize.
         
   
F
We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We
Jazz June. We
Die soon.

R
Reading is important -- read between the lines. Don't swallow everything.
A
Art is refining and evocative translation of the materials of the world.
N
As you get older, you find that often the wheat, disentangling itself from the chaff, comes out to meet you.
K
It is brave to be involved
To be not fearful to be unresolved.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "We ReaI CooI," "The Bean Eaters," 1960.
R: c. 1975.
A: "In "Black Poetry Writing," 1975.
N: "Report From Part One," 1972.
K: "do not be afraid of no," "Annie Allen," 1949.
   


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