Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Gwendolyn Brooks
(1917-2000) born on
Jun 7
US poet. Her works deal with the everyday life of urban blacks; the first black poet to win the Pulitzer Prize.

We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We
Jazz June. We
Die soon.

Reading is important -- read between the lines. Don't swallow everything.
Art is refining and evocative translation of the materials of the world.
"As you get older, you find that often the wheat, disentangling itself from the chaff, comes out to meet you."
It is brave to be involved
To be not fearful to be unresolved.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""We ReaI CooI," "The Bean Eaters," 1960."
R: c. 1975.
A: ""In "Black Poetry Writing," 1975."
N: ""Report From Part One," 1972."
K: ""do not be afraid of no," "Annie Allen," 1949."

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