Honoring Genius: The Narrative of Craft, Art, Kindness and Justice: Poems

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For over thirty years, poets Gwendolyn Brooks and Haki R. Madhubuti shared a unique literary and personal relationship. In this latest volume of his work, Madhubuti, a renowned poet in his own right, pays tribute to Brooks' legacy and memory with this collection of poems that he produced during those years. He also offers two essays and a selection of newer poems to express his gratitude and show his great respect for this literary giant.

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Overview

For over thirty years, poets Gwendolyn Brooks and Haki R. Madhubuti shared a unique literary and personal relationship. In this latest volume of his work, Madhubuti, a renowned poet in his own right, pays tribute to Brooks' legacy and memory with this collection of poems that he produced during those years. He also offers two essays and a selection of newer poems to express his gratitude and show his great respect for this literary giant.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883783252
  • Publisher: Third World Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Pages: 101
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Haki R. Madhubuti has published more than 28 books, and founded Third World Press, an African American book publishing house, in 1967. He is also a founder of the Institute of Positive Education/New Concept School, co-founder of Betty Shabazz International Charter School, Barbara A. Sizemore Middle School, and DuSable Leadership Academy. In 2010, Madhubuti was awarded the Hurston/Wright Legacy Poetry Prize for his book Liberation Narratives.

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Table of Contents

I Honoring Genius & Craft

Gwendolyn Brooks: Beyond the Wordmaker-The Making of an African American Poet 3

On Her Own Terms 23

Poetry 28

II Art & Kindness

Gwendolyn Brooks 33

She Was Kindness 36

An Afterword: For Gwen Brooks (the search for the new song begins with the old) 37

Poet: Gwendolyn Brooks at 70 39

Quality: Gwendolyn Brooks at 73 41

A Mother Poem (for G.B.) 43

Gwendolyn Brooks: Distinctive and Proud at 77 45

Mothers 47

This Poet: Gwendolyn Brooks at Eighty 50

Eighty-three is a Wise Number 53

Gwendolyn Brooks Illinois State Library: The Naming, June 6, 2003 55

Her first name was Gwen: Last Note and Poem 57

(Poem) 59

Gwendolyn Brooks: No Final Words 60

III Justice

Master of Colors and Canvas 63

In A Time of Devastation and Reflection 64

Politicians, Preachers and the Reinvented University or The Return of the H.N.I.C. & the Devastation of Liberated Thought 67

Emergence: Brotherman Becomes a University President 71

Keeping Papers Alive 73

Turning Toward Joy 74

Denied Substantial and Fundamental Creation 75

Critical Ignorance 77

Art III, Sonia Sanchez: Drawing Fire 78

Layla Anaya 83

An Answer 84

Cultural Daughter 85

Art 87

libraries, librarians: the careful equalizers 90

IV Coda

Young Heroes-II "To Don at Salaam" 95

"Don Lee wants" by Gwendolyn Brooks 96

"The Good Man" by Gwendolyn Brooks 97

Photo Gallery 99

Acknowledgments 101

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