Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Happy Birthday Gwendolyn Brooks

Happy Birthday to late, Gwendolyn Brooks, an excellent poet and extraordinary woman.  I will always be inspired by her poetry.  I recently shared one of my favorites, We Real Cool, with a group of college freshman.  It was interesting to hear their interpretations.  Again, Happy Birthday Ms. Brooks.  At this moment, I am Jazzin’ June, but in a positive way.  Thank you for your creative concern and poetic protest...
Above Artwork by: Dirk Hagner [Gwendolyn Brooks, woodcut, 40 x 22.5 inches, hand printed on washi]

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This is America Symbolism

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