The Whiskey of Our Discontent

The Whiskey of Our Discontent

Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience and Change Agent

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Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work. Poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks was a singular force in American culture. The first black woman to be named United States poet laureate, Brook's poetry, fiction, and social commentary shed light on the beauty of humanity, the distinct qualities of black life and community, and the destructive effects of racism, sexism, and class inequality. A collection of thirty essays combining critical analysis and personal reflection, The Whiskey of Our Discontent, presents essential elements of Brooks' oeuvre on race, gender, class, community, and poetic craft, while also examining her life as poet, reporter, mentor, sage, activist, and educator. Quraysh Ali Lansana has written and edited more than a dozen books to include BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop. He teaches writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chi
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Haymarket Books,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781608467631
Branch Call Number: 811.54 Whiskey 08/2017
Characteristics: xx, 228 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm


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