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June 13, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Book Power by Gwendolyn Brooks

 

image of book shelves

“Books” by ep_jhu is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

BOOKS FEED AND CURE AND
CHORTLE AND COLLIDE

In all this willful world

of thud and thump and thunder
man’s relevance to books
continues to declare.

Books are meat and medicine
and flame and flight and flower,
steel, stitch, and cloud and clout,
and drumbeats in the air.

Learn more about Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks and this poem at Brain Pickings. Additional poems, a selected bibliography, and essays marking her recent centennial can be found at poets.org

A copy of her Selected Poems is available in our General Collection (PS3503.R7244 A6 1963)

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