Gwendolyn Brooks Painting & Postcards

Gwendolyn Brooks
Photo Feb 21, 1 34 41 PM.jpg
Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks
Photo Feb 21, 1 34 41 PM.jpg
Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks Painting & Postcards

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Original artwork by local writer and artist, Dmitry Samarov. 

The painting itself is 11"x14" and the frame is 17"x21"

Shipping the framed picture will cost $50.

Postcards come in packs of ten.

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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on May 1, 1950, for Annie Allen, making her the first African American to receive the Pulitzer.

The back of the postcard features an excerpt from her poem "BOOK POWER" which she wrote for National Children's Book week in 1969:

BOOK POWER

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.