7 June 1917 – 3 December 2000
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I don't like the idea of the black race being diluted out of existence. I like the idea of all of us being here.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), African American poet. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989).
07 May 02:45
I have one of her original poems. My wife took her for a poetry course in the 1960's and they really liked each other. It was a gift.
30 Apr 09:22
i do think of her poems to be a very astonishing form of art and power to speak freely as a person. Gwendolyn Brooks is a inspiration to many people including me. so i think that she is one of the best poets to have ever written.
29 Apr 01:35
i love when my dog read the part bueno capliano