Revise the Psalm Release Party

  • Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 East 60th Street Chicago, IL, 60637 United States

Join Curbside Splendor Publishing in celebrating the release of REVISE THE PSALM: WORK CELEBRATING THE WRITING OF GWENDOLYN BROOKS with a night of music, readings, and libations. Editors Quraysh Ali Lansana and Sandra Jackson-Opoku will join local writers in reading their contributions to the book, which will be available for purchase.

“In the hands of Gwendolyn Brooks, old age is a diamond with many facets. Throughout her poetry, Brooks has illuminated old age as a time of isolation and withdrawal, remembrance and continuity, poverty, vulnerability, even homelessness, exploitation, neglect, abandonment, marginalization, and destruction. And, yet, she offered resistance and affirmation.”
—Angela Jackson, award-winning poet and activist

The year 2017 marks the 100th birthday of the late poet and cultural icon Gwendolyn Brooks. Miss Brooks’ depictions of poor and working-class African Americans provides insight into the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and her lens on the Great Migration, hard and necessary truths about race injustice, and the Black Power movement interprets and contextualizes current racial inequities and tensions. This collection of poetry, essays, and art inspired by the work of Miss Brooks celebrates her life, writing, and activism.