Chicago is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. It is beautifully tragic, with its political corruption, murder, suspense, segregation, ...
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Wrapped in your Persian melon colored blanket
Rock back and forth
On that old rusty country porch
Whom the neighbors across the st...
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Oscar for her portrayal of Mammy in the classic 1939 movie Gone with the Wind.
In 1996 the Academy of American Poets dubbed April National Poetry Month to celebrate the richness of American poetry. In its honor, here are 20 black...
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
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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