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"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on The Slowdown
"Hey there, it's Ada. And slow down producer Micah. We will return in the new year with episodes from a fantastic new host. And you'll be in great hands. Meanwhile, we returning to a selection from the episodes I hosted in my tenure. This week, we are bringing you episodes on the theme of romantic love. I'm Italy moan, and this is the slowdown. I was listening recently to a radio interview with science writer, Florence Williams. On the effects of love and heartbreak on the body. She talks about how, in a very real physiological way, our bodies shift when we fall in love. We mirror our partners, our heart rates often sync up. Our cortisol levels often match. We tend to ebb and flow with our beloved. But she also talked about what happens to us when our partners leave. Cortisol levels rise, alarms go off in our nervous system. We are hardwired to think we are suddenly unsafe. I felt both these feelings. The sinking of the rhythmic bliss, and all the alarms going off in the body, like its under attack. It is serious. Love is serious. When anyone comes to me with heartbreak, I will try to honor it with all my attention. Once when I worked for a travel magazine in New York City, our friend called sobbing. She had just found out that her boyfriend had been cheating on her, and she was crying alone in an Irish bar in midtown. It was around 3 p.m., and I stood up to tell one of my colleagues what happened. And I'll never forget, with all the seriousness of an emergency room nurse, my kind colleague said, you must go to her. And I did. I remember once having fallen in love very young and thinking everything had changed. That my body had been struck by lightning or somehow anointed for pleasure in a way that I had never known. But it wasn't necessarily a peaceful feeling. It was a feeling of an ache of an immeasurable attachment. I didn't understand how people lived like this. I remember distinctly during that time, trying to sleep, and hearing the pigeons roosting in the balcony outside my window. The strange, almost underwater purring, was so persistent, and their cooing was so loud. I remember thinking, I bet that's what my heart sounds like. Today's poem, by one of my poetic heroes, Gwendolyn Brooks, is about the intense ache of love, and how all things are changed by love's grasp, and loves release. To be in love, by Gwendolyn Brooks. To be in love, is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well. You look at things through his eyes, a cardinal is red. A sky is blue, suddenly you know he knows, too. He is not there, but you know you are tasting together. The winter, or a light spring weather, his hand to take your hand is overmuch too much to bear. You can not look in his eyes, because your pulse must not say what must not be said. When he shuts a door, is not there. Your arms or water, and you are free with a ghastly freedom. You are the beautiful half of a golden hurt. You remember, and covet his mouth, to touch, to whisper on. Oh, when to declare, is certain death. Oh, when to a prize is to mesmerize. To see fall down, the column of gold, into the calmness, ash..
The Poetry Magazine Podcast
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on The Poetry Magazine Podcast
"Is a paper soul. Yeah, I would imagine that Gwendolyn Brooks example was really important to Carolyn and her decision after 1978 in the publication of the heart as evergreen with anchor double day to move back to an independent mode of publication. Yeah, we've got a clip of a talk that Carolyn Rogers gave at northwestern university in 2007 that speaks to that kind of turning point when she basically stepped away from publishing poetry, the major commercial publisher and decided to go with this kind of anti establishment DIY way of getting her poems out in the world. I was going to look for a publisher and Gulen Brooks said to me, why don't you publish it yourself? Well, that was always looked down on. You know, you publish your own work, who does that, you know? But she said, do it yourself. It makes a big difference. You call all the shots. You don't have to worry about an editor or looking at it or publishing housing. This is too quote black. This is too militant. People won't like it. It's not the popular subject of the time. It's not quite right. All those things go down the drain when you do your own. And she went over the manuscript with me and wrote notes on each poem. And I published it and I was amazed at what can happen when you do that. What did happen? Was it white people accepted the work as a published work? I actually got reviewed in magazines like Chicago magazine. Amazing things happened when you take the responsibility of your own life. Nina, that clip makes me think about Carolyn's relationship to activism and militancy. But maybe more like activism in the civil rights era. She made an activist decision about her own publishing as a poet. But she was also really actively involved in the civil rights struggle of the time. And I wonder if you could talk a little bit about your perceptions of her involvement with the civil rights movement and how your family were they supportive of that with a worried for her, where they involved themselves. Well, our involvement had to do with me. I did go to Mississippi because my mother said no to Carol and going, because she was the baby. Of the family. Caroline was kind of like the leader for me even with that. But my parents were the ones who made the decision and the decision was no that she would not be going. But that if I wanted to go that I would go in her place, and so I did ride to Mississippi and my photo was captured in Negro digest, I think it is. My dad got a copy of it and saved it, but that was the beginning and the ending of it. My parents were not very political in that sense. But Carolyn and I both were. That's so interesting that they supported me going. And not Carolyn not going. I think at that time, that was in the 60s. That was in the 60s. They weren't willing to allow their youngest to go. Did you feel like you were going for her in some way? How did I feel about that? Well, for a very long time, I was Carolyn's biggest sister. And I was the leader of the and so for a change, she got to be the leader. And so then I went instead of in her place. And I felt good about that. She must have been dying to hear all about it when you got back. Yeah, she was, yeah, she was. She was. Yeah, she was. There was a lot of fear at that time about Mississippi and being part of the group. That went there on a bus. And when I got back, we did a lot of talk. Carolyn and I did a lot of talk. Over all the years we were together, I think what we did do was talk, I don't know how much of the talk she did write down. Because I can't go back now, much of her work is at rose. Thoreau's library at but now that I can think back onto it, the talk is what was important, just the affect of it all. She was she mad that she didn't get to go and that you know. She just continued to write. And what was happening in Mississippi at the time? What did you find there and what did you do? Oh, the counter since it going to the counter sitting being turned away. Being turned away and a lot of unrest, but I didn't stay long. I was on a bus of people that went. And was bused back almost immediately. And
The Poetry Magazine Podcast
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on The Poetry Magazine Podcast
"The air should roll back and bow when I pass. My footsteps should cause the earth to rumble. Welcome to the poetry magazine podcast. I'm srikant chiku ready. This week, we're delving into the life and poetry of the late Carolyn Rogers. Born in 1940 in bronzeville, Rogers was one of the chief architects of the black arts movement in Chicago. She cofounded third world press, which remains the largest independent black owned press in the United States. And there were poetry is widely anthologized. Many people are not very familiar with their work. In 1976, her book how I got over new and selected poems was a finalist for the national book award. And today, we have the great honor of hearing her poetry read by her sister. Nina Rogers Gordon, who joins me in the studio, along with Andrew peart, a Chicago based writer and editor who's worked with Nina for several years to organize the papers of Carolyn Rogers. 9 and Andrew, welcome to the podcast. Thank you so much for having me. Thank you. It's great to be here. Thanks for coming. So let's start with a question about where we're at right now. We all three are coming from Hyde Park on the south side of Chicago. You and Carolyn grew up not far from there, in the famous bronzeville neighborhood, and around 46th street and Evans avenue. Where writers like Gwendolyn Brooks wrote poems. What was life in that community like for you and Carolyn as you grew up? Wow, that was, that was a wonderful time in our life. We lived on a block where everybody knew everybody. Everybody would sit on their front porch and greet each other every evening, we played ball, we played rope, we played in the street, it was a small, like a small village. How many were you growing up in your family? There were four of us. There were three girls and one boy. And Carlin was the baby, who was born here in Chicago. Oh so you, so your family is not from Chicago originally. No. We migrated from Little Rock Arkansas. And Carolyn was the one who was born here, as you said, in 1940. How far apart were you in age? We were about four years apart. But she always followed me around as the big sister. And I loved it. What are you close? Yes, we were close. Even until she passed, she lived with me here in Hyde Park. And what kind of a kid was she growing up? She was kind of what kind of kid was she. Carolyn was like everybody else. She was regular. There was nothing special that would let us know that she would be leave a legacy. That she has done so today, when she was an elementary school, she wrote a poem about mother. And she won a prize. And she was excited about that. We all, of course, we all were because in our family, mother had required that we learned the 23rd sound, the children's hour, and learned a Bible verse for dinner. Those three things were required. Oh, so there was a poem in the mix. Yes, there was. The children's hour is a poem by longfellow, I think. Yes. I believe it's my longfellow, and we learned that early on. So do you still remember the children's hour by longfellow? I remember it's a lot to remember the children's hour by longfellow. I don't remember all of the poems. I remember parts of it. What do you remember about it? I remember how much fun it was to learn it and to say it for her. More than I remember the words. Was that a poem that seemed important to Carolyn? It was important to my mother. Carolyn and my mother had a special bond. I think me being the oldest child. My mother and I had a more, oh, what show us? Carolyn and mother were more friendly, and I think me being the oldest girl, I had more responsibility than curling hair. And that Bond was a little different. Do you feel like your mothered, Carolyn a little bit, too? No, I really feel as though Caroline and I were French. We had lots of fun because Carolyn considered me one of her patrons. Which he read poems to you at right poems and read them to you? Oh, well, we liked words. We had fun with words. For example, today, if we would have heard the word for an enemy, we would have giggled and laughed. Because it's a new word. And we like to play with words. Early on, mother had said to us that books was talk written down so that we liked talk written down, we liked books, and words. That makes me think of long African American tradition of the talking book. Yes. Correct. What is it talking book for you? I have a book at home that's called talk talk talk. It's about the African tradition of a carrying on the traditions of talking of ancestors passing on. Kind
Poetry Off The Shelf
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on Poetry Off The Shelf
"That shape my life, I'm missing the part where I'm expressing myself. So a goal of the book was to be like, okay, I'm not going to ignore the things that shape my reality, but I don't want to foreground them in this moment. I want foreground all these other moments and people and experiences that are me. And like, wow, what is all of that? And how beautiful and rich and sorrowful and joyful and complex, that is, as opposed to, okay, let's again talk about how whiteness is an issue. Yeah, you know. Well, that's what I thought was so ah, back to the world that you create. In bluest nude, you know, it just felt like you're stepping into. A kind of utopia. And it's not like afrofuturist or something. There's nothing really futurist about it. It's so clearly in the now, you know? It's so clearly focusing on the living you already do. And on the pleasure you already have dancing or making love or just being naked with Gwendolyn Brooks and won the call. And I find it so interesting because, you know, the essay by Lorraine o'grady, even though, yeah, that's informing the book in many ways. You take it so many steps further. I feel like she diagnoses the problem. And then you run with it. You know, she writes about how black women have been quote so long and mirrored in our true selves. We may have forgotten how we look. She also, she writes about this invisibility in many ways, she writes about how up until the 1960s, even in the work of African American artists, there were no black nudes. So anyway, I feel like she's doing a lot of diagnosing and you take that diagnosis and then go like, great, let me then actually show what could be or what already is. And I'm wondering how you pride open your own imagination because I think the limits of our worlds also have a tendency to limit our imagination of what's possible. And so in what ways did you push against those limits? Yeah. Well, thank you for that. It's really very cool. To be in the position of making something and then to hear someone. Who really spent time with it and understands it. Reflect back. It really is a privilege. So thank you very much. Yeah. I don't know. I think. I just, I mean, as poets and artists were misfits and weirdos, like I just gave myself the space. And then I made. And I guess that, you know, the space part is a foundational piece. I don't really write in my everyday life. It's certainly not the thing that you hear, a lot of writers, especially who are mothers say, which is like, I just took a snatch of time in the morning, and then I was writing on a napkin, and I really need deep time and slowness. I need to not be in the job of caretaking for anyone, besides myself. When I'm writing. So I love residencies. I love residencies. That is where the majority of the poems that I write get written. And when I'm away, I literally say to my Friends and family, if you would like to contact me, you can write me a letter. Here's my address. Yes. So I think the imagination and the kind of prying open and the freeness and the ability to do what you're describing came from the space. If I didn't have that space, I certainly would be writing different poems. I'm really grateful for having the spaces to slow down and just be, I mean, I'm sitting at a desk for hours. And I can go for a long walk and be amongst the trees, and then someone prepares a really amazing meal, and that's my existence for 30 days, you know? Sounds pretty good. Yes. I mean, thinking about the choice to have time and to have space and it does sit at odds with the job of caretaking. And I'm wondering what kind of caretaking you do in your ordinary life? Yeah. It's with my family and friends. It's not, I don't have someone that's ill or sick that I'm care taking for. But it's just emotional being available. Someone saying, I have this question, I need this advice. I need a thought partner for this. I have for many years, I wasn't educator. And so I have this kind of tribe of mostly girls. Who are now women who I tend to in the ways that I can and who, you know, expect me to be available. So it's just relationships, which I
Poetry Off The Shelf
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on Poetry Off The Shelf
"Okay. Heaven as Olympic spot. Koreatown, Los Angeles. Gwendolyn Brooks did stark naked. I stared into her be spectacled eyes. Miss Brooks showed me how to tend to myself by scrubbing dead skin with a coarse washcloth. Rinsing the body is Detroit is down a common drain. My flesh was taught loose and dying. Even in Paradise, I was dying. At first, the surprise to me. Oh, the capsized boat of the body Wanda Coleman side. We keep sailing even when we believe we're sure. Coleman drifted to sleep on a heated Jade floor. Clasping my spa provided robe. I lay on my side beside her. Do the dead dream? I wonder to myself? Wrong question. Coleman muttered. I remembered sleeping beside my mother. Touching her nightgown lightly as if a gesture could restore the cord that in the beginning tethered us. As if I smelled her death in the satin scarf, keeping the plastic curlers in place. Or in the vaseline glassing her arms. In childhood, I pine for my mother, though she was there. Here in the afterlife, I had no mind to search for her. I was freed from a loss that haunted me even before it occurred. Gwendolyn Brooks hung the wordless song that stripped me of all longing. I am tied the robe stiff belt and walked amongst the nude women. My skin brush smooth and silent. I was ordinary and motherless. Because I was not alone, my nakedness felt unremarkable. I didn't miss my mother. I didn't miss her. It's such an incredible poem. There's so many strands coming together. You know, a sisterhood, mortality, the meaning of nudity, the way our mothers are always inside our bodies and we inside theirs. Yeah, and that longing to, let me see. In childhood, I pine for my mother, though she was there. Here in the afterlife, I had no mind to search for her. I was freed from a loss that haunted me even before it occurred. Later in the poem you write, I was ordinary and motherless. I think for women, especially, the foundational part of our self image, the way we relate to our body, comes so often from our mother. And I was wondering if that's true for you and if so, how was that? Definitely. I think there is that kind of mind boggling, facts that we are like in our mothers who were in their mothers who were in their mothers like on and on and on and on. I mean, I don't know. I can remember being the size of wrapping my arm around my mother's leg. You know? Yes. And looking and looking at her body and today it's like looking at her and seeing myself in the future. I feel like it's hard not to think about all of those things. In a regular interaction with her. And it feels like some kind of consolation to know that no matter if my mom is living or dead, I marked by her. And my physicality and my obviously in the way that, you know, I was raised and gestures and so yeah, it's a really central relationship. And I think it comes up in the book and a lot of different ways. Also just like in the poem listening my mother's back like where I'm really seeing her. I can remember being a child and seeing the moles on her body and being like, wow, there's so many moles. And now I have so many small. Yeah, it's yes, it's aging. Aging body. I also feel like often we model the way our mothers relate to their own body. If they are filled with shame, we are more likely to be filled with shame. If they feel free in their bodies, there is at least a good starting point for us to feel more free in ours. Right. Yeah, I wouldn't say that. The relationship is so automatic. I don't think so. How was it for you? I think she critiqued her body a lot. I think that's still the case, but I think it's less so now. But I thought about this a lot. Because I was a dancer. I grew up from four or 5 through being in my early 20s. So I had to think a lot about body image. And I honestly think the way that I feel embodied in the way that I feel about my body, which is largely positive. Has not to do with the dance world. But more to do with the fact that I just don't consume a lot of images. Like I'm a very low tech person. I don't read the glassy magazines that I don't watch the things on the Internet or TV. Like I just don't. And so I really only have images of women's bodies from real life. From the moments in ballet studio, from the gym, the YMCA, you know, bedside Brooklyn from this spot in Los Angeles. And they're not, whatever that other version is, they're just not that. They are like dimple then they have cellulite and they were like regular bodies. Yeah. And so I don't expect
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on The Slowdown
"Real physiological way, our bodies shift when we fall in love. We mirror our partners, our heart rates often sync up. Our cortisol levels often match. We tend to ebb and flow with our beloved. But she also talked about what happens to us when our partners leave. Cortisol levels rise, alarms go off in our nervous system. We are hardwired to think we are suddenly unsafe. I felt both these feelings. The sinking of the rhythmic bliss and all the alarms going off in the body, like its under attack. It is serious. Love is serious. When anyone comes to me with heartbreak, I will try to honor it with all my attention. Once when I worked for a travel magazine in New York City, our friend called sobbing. She had just found out that her boyfriend had been cheating on her, and she was crying alone in an Irish bar in midtown. It was around 3 p.m., and I stood up to tell one of my colleagues what happened, and I'll never forget, with all the seriousness of an emergency room nurse, my kind colleague said, you must go to her. And I did. I remember once having fallen in love very young and thinking everything had changed. That my body had been struck by lightning or somehow anointed for pleasure in a way that I had never known. But it wasn't necessarily a peaceful feeling. It was a feeling of an ache of an immeasurable attachment. I didn't understand how people lived like this. I remember distinctly during that time, trying to sleep, and hearing the pigeons roosting in the balcony outside my window. The strange, almost underwater purring, was so persistent, and their cooing was so loud. I remember thinking, I bet that's what my heart sounds like. Today's poem, by one of my poetic heroes, Gwendolyn Brooks, is about the intense ache of love, and how all things are changed by love's grasp, and loves release. To be in love, by Gwendolyn Brooks. To be in love, is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well. You look at things through his eyes, a cardinal is red. A sky is blue, suddenly you know he knows, too. He is not there, but you know you are tasting together. The winter, or a light spring weather, his hand to take your hand is overmuch too much to bear. You can not look in his eyes, because your pulse must not say. What must not be said? When he shuts a door, is not there. Your arms or water, and you are free with a ghastly freedom. You are the beautiful half of a golden hurt. You remember, and covet his mouth, to touch, to whisper on. Oh, when to declare, is certain death. Oh, when to a prize, is to mesmerize. To see fall down, the column of gold, into the calmest.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"And that was kind of a core value of ours was where is the inclusive world that we see around our living room? When you left our House or you turned on your television set, everybody lived in these silos and it wasn't safe to belong together, really. They sent you to the United Nations international school where you met the seeds of many of the characters you've created in your shows. In particular, your French and German teachers tell us about them. You know, it's very normal. The UN school. I mean, franzese often, it's mandatory for everybody, as it should be all over the world. That's a French opinion, not mine. But meeting these teachers was it was like being in a museum state all the time. I just sort of felt like I was walking from hall to hall where there was kind of German culture and French culture and clients deutsch studio. I learned a little bit of German. And most of all, I think I learned to see the similarities in people, even while they're differences, whether it was accent or culture, were sort of exploding all around me. It was a really fascinating, sometimes disorienting, but also enriching experience. I understand you were inspired to begin writing when you were introduced to the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou, and the words and music of gill Scott Heron, where your parents big fans of the arts, they were, it's interesting, I think, because so my parents met on the campus of Johns Hopkins and gill Scott herron was a student there as well. He was in the master's program when my parents were undergrads. And so my dad and gill were friends. And I grew up with this awareness of this uncle gill figure, but I would also say that growing up in part of the time in Washington, D.C. and then later in New York at the UN school, I had the fascinating juxtaposition of a public school education and I often don't joke about this. A wonderful public school experience, which one can have when the schools are well funded when the teachers are motivated when there's real effort put into the level and quality of education for all kids, then you get an excellent public education system and I was I daresay overprepared when I got to the UN school and I think I was fortunate to have a sense of pride in blackness instilled in me, it was chocolate city back then. And I think one of the interesting things about it was when I heard people disparaging black people, I sort of had the opposite image. I thought, but we're scholars where poets, you know, kind of these inventors of culture. How could people denigrate an entire race of people who actually have contributed so much? So I'm grateful for that early foundation in all of the black arts and I knew who Garrett a Morgan was when I was probably 6 years old. You could talk to him about microorganisms. Well, I could talk to you about microorganisms and the traffic signal, which he invented. Now, at that point in your life, I believe you wanted to be an international affairs lawyer. I can't believe you know that. That's true. How? I know. It sounded so glamorous, though. Can't you see me in kind of like Olivia Pope mode like moving through the world in my sleep suit as an international event? No, I think it was my love of the people I was meeting. First of all, my family of origin and knowing that all around my Thanksgiving table, we're relative to talk like this. There were people from everywhere. And I wanted to be able to speak on behalf of as many people as I felt connected to. But then I realized that I was sort of this creative soul who didn't want to sit down with a whole lot of bylaws. It was much more interesting to me to study you than to study the laws that shape your life. Right. Your parents gave you two choices of schools you could go to for your college education, John Hopkins, where they both went, or Bryn Moore. You chose Bryn mawr college, but left after two years for what you've stated were various on sundry reasons. So the curious me wants to know what were those in the sentences and sundry. So I would say it was a combination of immaturity on my part. I could not sit still. Philadelphia is a wonderful city to this day, I think, what was wrong with me that I felt like I had to go running home to New York every weekend, but I had a restlessness that made me I was able to reap a lot of the benefits of the fabulous education that was available to me, but something was calling to me from New York. And so my friends and I was kind of part of the hip hop scene. There are stories involving biggie smalls and others that were well, this is what I could share. I had a funny moment where this was a couple of years ago. I think on Twitter, Talib kweli, who's an MC, I love and who I knew when I was coming up. Randomly tweeted, biggie smalls loved Sarah gels. He had such a big crush on her. And I was like, what? The Twitter sphere is off the chain right now. What am I supposed to do with this information floating around? And then I thought embrace your inner hip hop girl and let people know that that was part of my feminism. Part of my feminism was exploring these spaces where these dominant male voices were and inserting my voice wherever I could. Technically you deferred from Bryn mawr, but have said that like Catherine Hepburn, who also left after two years, you're still committed to non linear lifelong learning. Absolutely. I say that with my back molars clenched just in case I need to return to the moon line. You started performing your poetry in 1997. This was a very difficult year for you. It was the same year that you're 18 year old sister died of a heroin overdose, I'm so sorry, Sarah. Thank you. What motivates you to start performing at that time? You know, the last sentence you uttered says everything. My sister, I lost my sister in a way that was so unfathomable and yet it was such a present part of my life. It was like this new being entered and took up all of the space in my world, the being of her no longer being. And it was the era of heroin chic. So a lot of kids were just trying it. And I remember thinking this is without question the most horrific thing that I could ever imagine. And now I'm not afraid of anything. I'm not afraid of all of the things that I thought mattered. What other people think of me or what I might do with my career? It just sort of upended everything in a way that I couldn't know then was going to be ultimately very freeing. And I feel like my sister set my characters free. I had been afraid this was the era of, like I said, hip hop and sort of spoken word. There was a lot of, you know, you had to talk in a cadence, that show that you cared about the motherland. You know, there was like this whole thing going on. And I was afraid to be too multi culti and not black enough, and I was always just kind of worried that I wasn't fitting. All of a sudden, it just didn't matter..
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Getting Chicago teachers back in classrooms as kids stay home another day and COVID pills coming to Illinois who could get them WGN traffic are expressways in tollways are in good shape However O'Hare airport is reporting a 151 cancellations with delays up to a half hour midway is reporting 36 cancellations So be sure to check your flights if you're heading out to the airport Chicago public schools cancel classes today the third day in a row some schools though may be open for limited activities but please don't answer your children to school unless you hear directly from your school And it's going to be a very slow uptick CPS CEO Pedro Martinez there he and mayor lightfoot say bargaining started around noon yesterday and went into the evening they say from their perspective it was productive Labor attorney and former Chicago teachers union representative Bert oldson tells Chicago's afternoon news They're going to get what they want how their chest and say that they're protecting themselves and they're protecting the students That's exactly what's going to happen It won't last much much longer Otis says the union should have followed proper procedure of filing a grievance so that kids could remain learning Principles also speaking up in a survey this week 75% of administrators agreed the district should go remote for a week or two more than a 150 penning a letter addressing their concerns There's a town hall planned for this morning with 850 principles expected to take part Illinois reporting record numbers of new COVID cases hospitalizations and deaths and it comes as the number of children eating hospitalization for COVID has roughly tripled over the last month that advocate children's hospital They say the majority are unvaccinated about half are under the age of 5 and not yet eligible And some have no prior health conditions COVID related deaths in children remain rare but the latest surge comes during peak season for respiratory illnesses with a few cases being reported around the country of so called flu rona that's influenza and COVID at the same time COVID-19 pills are coming to Illinois sometime next week but not everyone will be able to get their hands on them Let me public health director doctor ngozi ezike tells Chicago's afternoon news their prescription only and Advising all of our physicians to be very cautious and find their highest highest risk patients Someone who has a very high likelihood of ending up in the hospital and trying to prioritize those individuals first The Pfizer pill packs lovid and Merck pill revere are the approved medications Bradley police officer Marlene Brittany will be late to rest this morning her funeral begins at 10 a.m. at all at Nazareth university Bradley police say the public is welcome to line the procession route to show their support from all of it to Abraham Lincoln National cemetery in elwood Extra police are on patrol after a mother was carjacked waiting to pick up her child after school She was parked outside Gwendolyn Brooks middle school in Oak Park around three 20 Wednesday afternoon when two men approached one of them pulled a gun ordered her out of the car then they sped off The woman was not hurt General Motors is showing off its latest.
Cork's 96fm Opinion Line
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on Cork's 96fm Opinion Line
"Why do you think that the resonated so much for people. I think i think in the same way as i want to. Kind of reflect the reality of children i think they take small kids seriously My passion is really early years. And i think you know really small things matter small kids and having those books I think we sometimes as writers we try to work her to make a really kind of big complicated story or have a punch line at the end but most of mine every simple and like zaki books like is one where he going for his swimming lesson as just he packs his dogs and they go to the thing and they put him in the locker and get in carefully and they sing their song. They have coffee indigo home. But for the feedback. I get from parents. Is that kids. They just see themselves and their small world is given a lot of seriousness and they see themselves inish white kids as well. You know a lot of black parents were right to me and said this was the first time my kids saw somebody like them in a book but lords of white parents right and say he's sleeping with the seki can swim under his pillow because he loves and they will not have been swimming food. It's just 'cause he practices in the bath and his political story. And i think they just see their lives. It's the same kind of principle. They see their lives kind of validated So and i think you know they just see their their world and somebody taking it seriously and see themselves reflected and their family. So of and you know i mean. It's great because i think i think it's quite a hard thing to pull off to keep it. Simple bookkeeper interesting. I've been very pleased gift on very well. Fantastic and i suppose. All of the the books are sold in a popular bookshops here bookshops. Here the are. Yeah and if they're not you can order. Wound is on the cbi list. I mean. I think it's it's fantastic. Cbi are doing this free to me list. Because i think The teacher in me would feel that Like i read everything you know. I didn't see myself in the in the gwendolyn brooks but it didn't matter. I mean i read if i was sitting on the new. Ib reaching ingredients onto shampoo hotline. I was wanted those kids who just read everything but having taught i mean there are kids who struggle to read and i think if they are not seeing themselves in literature they just opt out of books and everything so i think it's a great project to kind of grow the readers of tomorrow. You know you have to be inclusive if you want to do that. So britain's I'm really. I'm really happy. That the one of zaki books on the recommended list fantastic mcquaid and. I'm really happy that you joined us. That was a really interesting conversation. Thanks so much for joining us on the opinion this morning. Now you may have seen over the weekend and Honda bike was vintage. Kind of a by honda fifty had been stolen here in cork and was later found burnt. Brian leonard you were the owner of that by good morning. Good morning to. It's not quite honda..
A Way with Words: language, linguistics, and callers from all over
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on A Way with Words: language, linguistics, and callers from all over
"Thank you you're listening to a way with words the show about language and how we use it. I'm martha barnette and i'm grant ferret and are joined by that interesting and curious quiz guy. Johnson esky from new york. Hi john hi granite. Hello martha. I hope you guys are doing well in this challenging time as we call it and in this challenging time. I think we need some poetry. Okay yeah sure thing. That's great about poetry is that everyone can do it. You just need confidence and some kind of vocabulary. Now this quiz half trivia half creative alridge wha selection from famous poem and i'll leave one word or two off the end or off the section. I'm giving you and if you think you know what's missing say i know this and then you can give me the answer or if you don't know is missing you can say i wrote this and then i'll let you come up with a word ends the selection. Even if you don't know what do you think of that. So i know this or i wrote this. I know the feeling in the right words i wrote. This means i'm filling in some nonsense studies. One of okay it could be. It could be good nonsense right. Yeah okay now. I have a feeling basically that you guys you guys will do pretty well in this quiz anyway. There's an example. This is from the road not taken by robert frost and both that morning equally lay leaves no step had trodden black. I kept the i four blank. I wrote this. what did you write martha. What what what do you wanna put in there. I kept the i four. I gave the other three back. I gave the other three back. That's very nice. that's not. Actually what robert frost though. What he said was another day another day. Right rhyming with black. No no. He's ready rhyming with les but liked yours again. There's actually no wrong answers in this quiz. Whatever you think is poetry is poetry. Here we go. Here's another one. This is gwendolyn brooks. It's called we real cool. We real cool. We left school. We learned late. we strike straight. We sing sin we.
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on VS
"Month not be that person but it has to be springtime has to i hate. I hate spring to like an april march marsh. Best sonnet you've ever read. It will have to be lovely. Love by gwendolyn brooks worst shape square. Yeah okay best treat all tree sorry not to be that person. One hundred percents. I'm brand. I'd apologies the palestinian listeners. Cringing somebody's like diaster fucking polish all right worst science class. Oh chemistry but chemistry best form of potato. I like my red potatoes i like. I like mashed potatoes potatoes. That's very much interested. I like leaving the skins a bit on and it's very like fake mashed potatoes with yeah anyways worse than i'm not sure how to define this the worst poetic form so i don't know if that means like you hate him or like you hate writing. God fuck the french villain. Best arabic word i. We know that you've been taking an arabic class. I like the word dyma- 'cause there's a big like moves die but like punch to the because of the little vocalisations in the word and it means crowded. I'm like that word feels crowded though. Yeah all right last one from me. Worst poem at the poetry slam a one time. A white girl went up in an idea for those who don't know this rayleigh defense forces shirt and open the poem by starting.
The Poetry Magazine Podcast
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on The Poetry Magazine Podcast
"Of pros where you can't really escape but yeah people usually laugh when i say the title. 'cause they're like oh ha ha ha. That's so funny. But then they hear the story behind it and then they hear the poem and they're like oh no no no no And the story behind it. Maybe i should say is that i was invited to do this. Like author day at a local school was a catholic school which may be matters to the story catholic private school and lady. Who invited me was all cool until i sent her link to my website. I was like oh well. You're making about me. And she came back like maybe an hour later and she said oh. I think you're not going to be a good fit because of subject matter and i was like first of all. I'm a teacher. Like how do you think. I don't know how to choose poems for kids. First of all like you're questioning my professionalism for one for to what content exactly are we shielding our children from. That's where the previous conversation comes into play about. When do we teach kids about these things. When they learn a lot of people. I think would rather they never learn about politics about people being murdered. I always tell people. I was five when i first experienced racism and i think even younger than that when i first learned what racism was if i can experience that and some people are even younger than five if i can experience that as a black child every other child has the capacity to learn about it. Learning about is not the same as experiencing it and these people who are going all the school board meeting saying we can't teach critical race theory blah blah. They're not understanding that. There are children already traumatized at a young age. I into a room and there's trauma there waiting for me. No matter how old i am and the same is true as an adult now people once they learn what i write about like in this case with this poem. That was a traumatic experience for me. I've never been disinvited to anything because in my world everybody knows that i care so much about everybody. I care about children. I care about poetry. And that i'm always going to do my best job and for this person to decide based on either the fact that i was black. I don't think she knew who i was. She looked at the website. And you could see my face you know and read some of my poems and she. I was scared that i was going to talk about race. Perhaps she didn't even ask me to just made an assumption just like this woman who came up on you and your dog you know. She made an assumption that was harmful so no to answer your question. Nobody has left at the poem and it has happened to friends of mine before like they'll read a poem that's like not funny it's about race or whatever and there's people in the audience giggling but that goes back not to be this person but it really goes back to reparations to. I should be able to read a poem about my experience. And you not take it personally. There's there's a limit to meet two people coming up after reading and just being so like. Oh my gosh. I'm so broken down by this blah blah blah. And like yeah. I'm glad that you're broken down. Because i mean you're experiencing emotion but can also consider what i felt have to write that poem. It's not about you and your ears right now. I'm trying to tell you a truth and then you can go home to your own space and do all of that work yourself. I'm not here to do that work for you. I don't know how this became me talking about my frustrations with people at readings. But that's where we are. We're here. i'm so glad that you're saying that. And you know. I felt reading your poems. Like the toll of these poems you know you're addressing you're grappling with so many difficult difficult So so much atrocity and telling that story telling detail i was thinking about you know course how difficult it is to read but how you have embodied that and the toll at that takes on you as a as a poet as a person reliving that embodying and just that is so outrageous that that person disinvited you in that way and it reminds me of things that we experience at poetry foundation we've made recommendations for example to include a we real cool gwendolyn brooks's great poem in curriculum for children and it being rejected for being too how to dark or real cool. Yes yes i mean it is but like come on and this just in the last couple of years you know so like wet wendy west. Stop when do we. When when do we listen now exclamation.
The Poetry Magazine Podcast
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on The Poetry Magazine Podcast
"Welcome to the poetry magazine. Podcast i'm fred sasaki. This episode was really special for me. Because i was invited to interview my friend. And my colleague. Ashley jones ashley guest edited the spring and summer issues poach magazine during a really remarkable time in this publications history and her issues have provided a so much light and breath and clarity. Ashley told us she was going to open the doors. The windows our hearts and our minds and she did in this conversation. We talk about. Ashley's new book reparations. Now i ask what are reparations. And what do they mean. When did that idea materialize in our own minds. We also talk about playing with barbies. Being god and those times when we're just too cool for school and with fat here is the incomparable ashley jones. Something that i always tell people when they ask you. What is your process. How do you find the poems that you want to write. It really has everything to do with listening to the spirit. That's what i call it. But the spirit means so many things it means those ancestors and recognizing the lineage. I don't know that. I always knew that i was in that lineage. You look at some of these writers who you admire and you think oh. That's them i'm never going to be. You know like them. But as i got older and started finding my own voice in the voices of these other poets like sewing sanchez. lucille clifton. Gwendolyn brooks kevin young. Even and so many others. That's when i started to realize that. Okay yes. I am walking in there. Footsteps i'm descended from sister. Sonia descended from miss lucille. The senate from phyllis wheatley. You know all of these poets are speaking to me and through me which maybe is a little woo but you already know how i am so no i i hear all that and i hear all them and also here in. This book is to slow. Which i feel like. It's really brought to bear in these poems so without further do will you read for us. A case for reparations. Yes i will. I should say that. This part of the poem is from a larger piece called reparations. Now reparations tomorrow reparations forever. a case for reparations. When governor can we enjoy the full richness of the great american dream. My grandmother was a sharecropper my grandfather beat his black wife and black children. My uncle was arrested for a crime. He didn't commit in america. Even the shadows of black people are black enough to hide all innocence. Some nights i dream of being killed like emmett. Till or trayvon martin or sandra bland or insert black person's name here some nights. I insert my name. There is that the american dream governor president mayor boss man woman with a cell phone or police badge or a bank account and the skin tender enough to make murder legal. When will you be tired of the taste of black blood. Sometimes i'm singing a song and you make that feel like death. Sometimes i'm dancing dance and you make that feel like shame. Sometimes i'm sitting on my porch just trying to eat a damn melon and you make that feel like i'm selling my black soul. My parents told me. I could be anything even god. That's the least. I'm owed to know i'm worth heaven. Yes but also worth a life on earth. My mother told us we were pretty enough to be dolls. Pretty enough to be praised in the book of barbie. That's the least. I'm owed a face skin hair. So obviously inherently objectively beautiful. It's frozen and plastic and sold to kids all over america to and love and look at with the is of dreams. What you think. All i want is money. What you think money ever repay what you stole. Give me land. Give me all the blood you ripped out of. Our backs are veins. Give me every snapped neck and the news. You wove to hoist the body of. Give me the screams. You silence in so many dark and lustful rooms. Give me the songs you said. Were yours but you know came out of our lips. I give me back. Martin luther king junior and malcolm x. and medgar evers. Give me back the beauty of my hair the swell of my hips the big of my lips. Give me back the whole atlantic ocean. Give me a never ending blue. And a buell. Thank you so much ashley. Such a great reading. I'll so much to talk about in this wonderful palm. This poem is resonating with a poem just reading yesterday by patricia. Smith what you pray toward and in the last section of this poem she asks are we. God and i love this line. My parents told me. I could be anything even god and i'm wondering if you could speak on that i can First of all it is an honor to be mentioned in the same breath as patricia smith. She's like everything she's everything period But yeah that that line in my poem at least goes back to the way that i was raised which the older i get the more. I'm just.
The Poetry Magazine Podcast
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on The Poetry Magazine Podcast
"Carried if i had let them think that these schools were started yesterday in order to separate from whiteness. In some way. And i'm like well first of all we're already separate from whiteness. There's no but those narratives those competing narratives are out there. And you know it's important that we have counter narratives. That's why poets are important to tell the truth. Yes you stole the words literally out of my mouth. I was just about to say for me. Poetry plays the same intervention role for everyone. Whether they know it or not you have been influenced by the truth. Telling of a poet right and it makes me think about as a black poet as i said i didn't go to an abc. You and i had to sort of piecemeal my community together. And i remember very distinctly being in college and having been a serious student of writing since i was twelve and never really having had an education on black poetry and it was only when i saw out those poems. I can see myself now. A little ashley in the library just grabbing all the books like that was when i began to actually awaken in a way that i had not before and so it makes me think about the hbo for writers. And i think the whole that exists there. And i'm asking you a leading question. I hope you know why. I'm asking you this get it. What role do you think is being played or could be played by hugh for writers or in writing a space to write wear. Your tradition is nurtured. And like you. I went to w. Is the you know the black writers we read were langston hughes. Maybe gwendolyn brooks and everybody else. I've read on my own. I'm older than you are so it was even worse. Not only were there. No black riders. There were no women writers. There is nothing. And i am not one that hates dead white men. I loved the dead white men. They were fantastic. Like i wait a minute..
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on Ideas
"But i'm not convinced. At the state level the level of human organization that communism has a convincing and implementable account of human society. our previous responsiveness. These lectures came from lee phillips. A writer who describes himself as being on the labor left of the spectrum. He said that. Eco socialists in d. Growth ideas are far more popular university lecture halls than among ordinary working. People ammo if you think the same thing and if so how do you account for that. Disconnect i would very much agree with lee phillips on that if you think lee phillips was just describing you know ordinary working people hearing these sorts of appeals. It's hard not to imagine. Say this is a novelist more than anything else They're hearing in it levels of condescension and presumption and frankly privilege right because you have to be at a certain point of against security economically and geographically before you can take some time to think about how the world can be a better place as opposed to someone struggling to provide and working an unjust conditions. We should all do our part to improve those unjust conditions. But the great nahla is when someone. Let's say our demographic presumes to speak to or on behalf of someone in a demographic beneath us in economic terms and then what happens if there's a disagreement. What if they're not persuaded. How do you accept that if you know if the poor i'm thinking about gwendolyn brooks right now. Gwendolyn brooks the great african american poet of the twentieth century. This fantastic poem copy lovers of the poor and it's about a group of well-to-do chicago white ladies who go visit a black tenement house or apartment complex to bring charity and it is a brilliant poem because it shows us how dehumanizing the presumption is speaking on behalf of the poor can be in the absolute horror that these ladies have when they meet black women in these very impoverished conditions who don't simply cohere to their image and vision of what the poor should be how they should respond to their quote betters right and so i worry. Sometimes that in economic terms the same problem could happen when you look at the lectures and obviously you've raised a number of points of critique and of course we realize you ensure realize that the ideas talk describes hold a lot of sway with a lot of people if you had a word to save for people listening to these lectures and thinking. Yeah this really does speak to me. What would you recommend. They consider after listening to these lectures. I think i would recommend that whenever public life allows for it have some conversations with people who don't agree with you and don't make as much money as you do randy. Thank you so much for your time. My.
This Day in History Class
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on This Day in History Class
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This is the only place to shop for father's day so shop now at kohls dot com. It's the perfect way to thank all of the fathers in your life. Hey i'm eaves and welcome to this in history class a podcast where history waits for no one. The day was june seventh nineteen seventeen poet. Gwendolyn brooks was born in topeka. Kansas brooks was the first black american writer to win a pulitzer prize. Bricks was raised in chicago where she grew up reading poets. Like paul laurence dunbar and writing her own work. She was introverted but her parents supported her for reading and writing. She published her first poem even tied when she was a teenager and by age seventeen. She was publishing poems frequently in the newspaper. The chicago defender. After graduating from junior college. I began working. As a publicity director of the youth organization of the national association for the advancement of colored people. For end up lacey pe- she also continued developing her craft by going to poetry workshops and she pursued a career in writing. All the while brooks was paying attention to the racial dynamics in the city of chicago. She wants said quote. I wrote about what i saw in her on. The street brooks published her first poetry collection a street in brownsville. Nineteen forty-five in it. She chronicle the everyday life of black people in her neighborhood. The book garnered her critical acclaim and people welcomed her as a new voice in contemporary poetry. For years later brooks published any alan a book of poetry that tells the story of a black woman. Growth from childhood to adulthood in brownsville brooks won the pulitzer prize for this book. In nineteen fifty. Her earlier work was characterized by social realism technical expertise and a different perspective on black life to published her first and only novel maud martha in nineteen fifty. Three the book of mine. Martha's life and short vignettes after attended the second black writers conference at fisk university in nineteen sixty seven. Her writing style changed in her work. Took a more political stance in the mecca published in nineteen sixty eight included a long narrative poem about a mother searching for her lost child in a chicago housing project author and activist tony. Kate bambara wrote in the new york times book review that brooks had quote a new movement and energy intensity richness power of statement in the new stripped lean. Compressed style a change of style prompted by change of mind in the nineteen seventies brooks left publishing house harper and row and turned to new black publishing companies. She also published her first autobiography report from part one in nineteen seventy-two while some critics said that it didn't give them the insight that they hoped for others praise its acknowledgement of her role as a poet. Brooks was the first black woman to become the poetry consultant to the library of congress. Through this work brooks visited local schools. She was also poet laureate of the state of illinois and in this role she visited colleges prisons hospitals and other community institutions altogether brooks pro more than twenty books of poetry. She also taught at universities around the united states. Brooks died in two thousand. I'm eve jeffcoat and hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday if you have any kind whereas you want to send us you can hit us up on social media. Where at t d. I h c podcast on facebook twitter instagram. You can also send your nose to us via email at this day. Iheartmedia dot com. Thanks so much for listening to the show. And we'll see you tomorrow for more podcasts. From iheartradio is the radio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows it's been one year since stored floyd's murder business. 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Good Life Project
"gwendolyn brooks" Discussed on Good Life Project
"Home. You know one of the few times. I was anxious to write. I started just writing. You know what i saw you know between the two of them. I wasn't going to. I wasn't going to do anything with it. No but a graduate. I thought this would work really well in the book and i thought using too many things. But you know you're gonna overload the reader but in the end. I thought this is right. Like i really wanna put this. I want to put this in there in. Hopefully it'll help tie in some of the messages that i'm trying to send so it just again it you know. I want from me writing these stories. And then i found it was the gwendolyn brooks poem which i thought went really well the stories. I saw this located in his dad Went really well with the stories. And so that's how it all came together. That may i thought it was really interesting. Also that if feels like you started out writing about them and then when you bring it home like you at the end of it. You're no longer writing about them. You're writing to him to the child you know. There's this line where you're right. It's the expectation of strength and the constant requirement to summit. Fake it or die that is erosive and leads to our emotional undoing. It's like you're trying to tell him that. No this you know. And it's really kind of like a letter to myself..
After Hours with Rick Kogan
Playboy art director Art Paul, 93, and photographer Art Shay, 96, have died
"It would be hard to imagine fuller lies in those led by arch and art paul to giants of the art world who died within hours of each other saturday morning both of them had been ill archie was ninety six art paul was ninety three so they had had very fruitful lives and very influential lives art shay was a photographer who died in his home in deerfield surrounded by some of the two million or more photos he had taken through his life he was there for most of the prominent events of the twentieth century met many of the century's most important people john fitzgerald kennedy merlin brando martin luther king gwendolyn brooks ernest hemingway carl sandberg james baldwin ann landers and roger ebert was roger who once set of arts photography that it quote shakes you up up sets you down gently pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass art paul was sitting in an office in the loop he was born on the south side raised in rogers park was incredibly talented at sullivan high school and received a scholarship to the art institute he then came back went to the institute of design was freelance illustrator and designer with a little tiny office.