Welcome to my blog. Each week I will be featuring a poet or poetry collection that I love.
You may have not read Gwendolyn Brooks, who began publishing in Chicago’s South Side in the 1940s.
As noted in a collection compiled by Elizabeth Alexander, Brooks wrote, “If you wanted a poem, you only had to look out of a window. There was material always, walking or running or fighting or screaming or singing.”
An excellent read: The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks, edited by Elizabeth Alexander, Library of America (American Poets Project), 2005.