Mosaic 19


As we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Gwendolyn Brooks the nineteenth issue of Mosaic pays tribute through poetry, essays, and recollections on the first African American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

The Way of All Bridges, In Memory of Gwendolyn Brooks
by Afaa Michael Weaver

How I Fell So Deeply In Love With Us
by Kalamu ya Salaam

Parents: From Report From Part One
by Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn’s Gatekeeper: An Interview with Nichole Shields
by Tara Betts

The Poet in the House on Evans Ave.
by S. Brandi Barnes

Indispensable Maud Martha
by Asali Solomon

Giant Steps: First-person Observation of Ms. Brooks’ Guiding Hand by Quraysh Ali Lansana

when you have forgotten Sunday: the love story
by Gwendolyn Brooks

Jane Addams
by Gwendolyn Brooks

No Ordinary Waterfall (for Gwen Brooks)
by Kalamu ya Salaam

Eighty-three is a Wise Number by Haki R. Madhubuti

The Other by Gwendolyn A. Mitchell

20/20 For Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks, 1917-2000 by Joy Gonsalves

Three Kinds of Edges for P.S. by Christian Campbell

She Real Cool: Woman With the Golden Pen
by Nagueyalti Warren

We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
Click here to listen to Gwendolyn Brooks reading “We Real Cool”

A Life in Art and Service An Interview with Danny Simmons
by DuEwa M. Frazier

The New Moon’s Arm by Nalo Hopkinson
Reviewed by Stacia L. Brown

To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic
by William Jelani Cobb
Reviewed by Danielle A. Jackson

African Psycho: Killer in Training by Alain Mabanckou
Reviewed by Ozioma Egwuonwu

Ace of Spades by David Matthew
Reviewed by Kim Rose

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