Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks

Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks

Quraysh Ali Lansana Sandra Jackson-Opoku / Dec 15, 2019

Revise the Psalm Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks In the hands of Gwendolyn Brooks old age is a diamond with many facets Throughout her poetry Brooks has illuminated old age as a time of isolation and withdrawal remembrance and continuity poverty

  • Title: Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Author: Quraysh Ali Lansana Sandra Jackson-Opoku
  • ISBN: 9781940430867
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the hands of Gwendolyn Brooks, old age is a diamond with many facets Throughout her poetry Brooks has illuminated old age as a time of isolation and withdrawal, remembrance and continuity, poverty, vulnerability, even homelessness, exploitation, neglect, abandonment, marginalization and destruction And, yet, she offered resistance and affirmation Angela Jackson, aw In the hands of Gwendolyn Brooks, old age is a diamond with many facets Throughout her poetry Brooks has illuminated old age as a time of isolation and withdrawal, remembrance and continuity, poverty, vulnerability, even homelessness, exploitation, neglect, abandonment, marginalization and destruction And, yet, she offered resistance and affirmation Angela Jackson, award winning poet and activistThe year 2017 marks the 100th birthday of the late poet and cultural icon Gwendolyn Brooks Miss Brooks depictions of poor and working class African Americans provides insight into the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and her lens on the Great Migration, hard and necessary truths about race injustice, and the Black Power movement interprets and contextualizes current racial inequities and tensions This collection of poetry, essays, and art inspired by the work of Miss Brooks celebrates her life, writing, and activism.Quraysh Ali Lansana is author or editor of twenty books He is a faculty member of the Writing Program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Lansana served as Director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing at Chicago State University from 2002 to 2011.Sandra Jackson Opoku has authored two novels The River Where Blood is Born earned the American Library Association Black Caucus Award for Best Fiction Hot Johnny and the Women Whom Loved Him was an Essence magazine bestseller Her fiction, poetry, articles, essays, and scripts have appeared the Los Angeles Times, Ms magazine, the Literary Traveler, Islands Magazine, and elsewhere.

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    1. (4 stars, rounded up since the book was published by a small press)I've long loved Gwendolyn Brooks and her work. Her novella remains one of my favorite books. This book is an ode to her work and to her as a person. It's a collection of poetry, short stories, and nonfiction prose. Some of the work is absolutely phenomenal. Other is less so, but this book is essential reading for fans of Gwendolyn Brooks.


    2. I might be the one of the first reviewers who did not obtain "Revise the Psalm" as an advance-printing or giveaway, so I should take care as I may influence your decision to purchase the anthology.You should purchase, and cherish, this anthology.Gwendolyn Brooks may be the most revered, most godlike figure in American poetry. "Revise the Psalm" tells us why, through her last protoges' celebration of her work. Here's an excerpt from Jodi Joanclair,"We spoke a secret language / through our skin. H [...]



    3. I received this book for free through Giveaways. It is an advance review copy. I am overwhelmed by this anthology in such a good way. Every time I pick it up, I take away something new. It is amazing. It just makes me THINK.


    4. Powerful. 100+ poems plus short stories and essays on the themes that Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks so clearly brought to life. These poems about being black, female and poor clearly speak to the topics that Brooks's work revolved around in beautiful and heartbreaking ways.


    5. This is A Goodread win review. This is a compilation of Gwendolyn Brooks works. The print is so extra tiny though I could not read it.


    6. Giveaway - This book was wonderful, collecting the works of many wonderful writer - some I'm familiar with, others new to me. The point of the book is to show that the work of Gwendolyn Brooks is still influencing others and that her legacy is continuing. The subjects, tone, and rhythm of the book is well considered and planned making for an enjoyable reading experience; while the works of many writers are juxtaposed to each other they are not offsetting or detract from the flow of the readings. [...]



    7. "Revise the Psalm" is a wonderful tribute to the work of Gwendolyn Brooks and the continued power of her voice as she inspires others to find theirs. Everyone should take the time to hear the voices contained within this anthology.My copy was a gift through First Reads.


    8. A great tribute not only to Brooks but also to the writers who acknowledge her inspirational spirit that has infused many forms of the written word. Better read in short chunks than in a long sitting, since the variety of offerings is staggering and needs to be digested slowly.


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