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“America needs a voice like hers”: Gwendolyn Brooks and A Street in Bronzeville (1945). A conversation and reading.
As part of a citywide celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks marking the one-hundredth anniversary of her birth, the Newberry will gather poets, scholars, historians, and archivists to discuss the historical context of Brooks’ groundbreaking first book of poems, A Street in Bronzeville. Published in in August 1945—the same month that World War II ended—the collection expresses the rich complexities of life on Chicago’s South Side within the larger fight for democracy both at home and abroad. Presenters: Anna Chen, Curator of…Find out more »
Literary Southwest Series Featuring readings and workshops by the Southwest's most prominent authors from diverse backgrounds who work in multiple genres. All readings are free and open to the public.Camille T. Dungy at Yavapai CollegeFind out more »
Featuring Fort Collins poets Mary Crow, Camille T. Dungy, Aby Kaupang, and Sasha Steensen. This event is free and open to the public.National Poetry month event at Old Firehouse/The ForgeFind out more »