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—Gwendolyn Brooks, Poetry, September 1959

The University of Illinois has acquired Brooks’s archives. “Gwendolyn Brooks was very keen on getting poetry into the schools,” said Valerie Hotchkiss, the director of U of I’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, “And we’re very keen on getting Gwendolyn Brooks and her creative process into the schools.”


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lit poetry Literature archives gwendolyn brooks September 1959
Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical disguise.
something is eating away at me with splendid teeth
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