Melanin & feeds 2.0
About Gwendolyn Brooks’ penmanship & the gaze of a sage.
In this update, Brooks’ words; almost oracular, mystical —
“Her truth-telling was relentless,” says Angela Jackson. But she didn’t sacrifice her craft to tell those truths. “She insisted upon an elegance of speech, an elegance of writing — a heightened language that pierced through to people to engage the souls of readers.”*
Further reading, references:
*Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100
subscribe to Code Switch podcast subscribe to Code Switch podcast In 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks became the first…