Today is the birthday of Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000), writer and poet. In 1950, she published her second book of poetry, Annie Allen, which won her Poetry magazine’s Eunice Tietjens Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
Gwendolyn Brooks was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985.
"Even if you are not ready for day; it cannot always be night." - Gwendolyn Brooks
"It is brave to be involved; to be not fearful to be unresolved." - Gwendolyn Brooks
"As you get older, you find that often the wheat, disentangling itself from the chaff, comes out to meet you." - Gwendolyn Brooks
"We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond." - Gwendolyn Brooks
"Art hurts. Art urges voyages —- and it is easier to stay at home." - Gwendolyn Brooks
"Exhaust the little moment.
Soon it dies.
And be it gash or gold it will not come
Again in this identical guise.
- Gwendolyn Brooks
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Le Chariot Chuck: 1918 - Paris, France. circa 1918. "Sample Red Cross rolling kitchen, ready to travel. On exhibition at the Grand Palais." 5x7 glass negative. View full size.
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