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On December 3, 2000, Gwendolyn Brooks made her transition to the spiritual realm, becoming one of the ancestors, continuing to watch over us. TODAY marks the 20th anniversary of her departure and we, at Brooks Permissions, will be celebrating her illuminating life. Join us TODAY as we commemorate her life & works by sharing your personal favorite quote or poem by Gwendolyn Brooks, tagging your post with #RememberingGwen. You can do this HOWEVER you see fit: via video, audio, blogpost, graphic design or a simple social media post. We will be sharing some of our favorite posts across our social media. Please, join us as we #ContinueTheRelevance by #RememberingGwen.


"Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies.
And be it gash or gold it will not come
Again in this identical disguise.” 

#RememberingGwen @BrooksPermits @CPSLiteracy

“Live not for Battles Won.

Live not for The-End-of-the-Song.

Live in the along.”


- from "Speech To The Young Speech To The Progress-Toward" by Gwendolyn Brooks


“My Poem is life, and not finished.
It shall never be finished.
My Poem is life, and can grow.”

― Gwendolyn Brooks


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