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Gwendolyn Brooks

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Live not for Battles Won. Live not for The-End-of-the-Song. Live in the along.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

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We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

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Poetry is life distilled.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

#life #poetry

Books are meat and medicine and flame and flight and flower steel, stitch, cloud and clout, and drumbeats on the air.

— Gwendolyn Brooks


What, what am I to do with all of this life?

— Gwendolyn Brooks


I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

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I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

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I've always thought of myself as a reporter.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

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Look at what's happening in this world. Every day there's something exciting or disturbing to write about. With all that's going on, how could I stop?

— Gwendolyn Brooks

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First fight. Then fiddle.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

#fight #first #then

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(Family lore held that her paternal grandfather had escaped slavery to join Union forces during the American Civil War. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 and was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968 and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985. Her poems many publiGwendolyn Brooksd while Gwendolyn Brooks attended Wilson Junior College ranged in style from traditional ballads and sonnets to poems using blues rhythms in free verse.

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7 1917 – December 3 2000) was an American poet.

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