Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Gwendolyn Brooks read and wrote as a child. Her first poem was published when she was 14 years old. She attended college but could not find suitable work during the Depression
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For some celebrated Chicago authors like Nelson Algren or poet Gwendolyn Brooks, their books are more widely-recognized than their portraits.
Have you heard about the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame? It's a little well-kept secret that is starting to get out.
The end of summer in America brings with it two absolutes: 1) school is back in session, and 2) kids are already practicing their small deceptions to get out of it.
It is wonderful to live in a city so rich of history, so rich of character, so rich of talent and art. But do we celebrate it enough?
Last month, The New York Times ran a slideshow of Norman Mailer's Brooklyn Heights apartment, which will be up for sale shortly. This got us thinking ...
It was like any party, I guess, except this was a party for dead people. Six dead people. Six dead writers.
I humbly offer a brief selection of classic and contemporary poems that explore and celebrate the rich tradition of African-American poetry.
The nation remembers Martin Luther King on Monday, so let's take a look at three poems that highlight different aspects of the civil rights movement.
Ultimately, we can't shop our way to sustainability. Reduce is the first edict of environmentalism, with Re-use and Recycle following close behind.
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