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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.
A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.

I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
Poetry is life distilled.
Be careful what you swallow. Chew!
Truth-tellers are not always palatable. There is a preference for candy bars.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Report From Part One," 1972.
R: In "My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget," by Dorothy Winbush Riley, 1995.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: Advice to graduates, Buena Vista University Graduation, 1995
K: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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