Last week, I interviewed my colleague, the poet Stacey Lynn Brown about various issues associated with reading poetry. The interview was part of an upcoming black studies project about reading, which is designed for first-year college women.
At one point, I asked Stacey about a poem that she would recommend by Gwendolyn Brooks, beyond "We Real Cool," for our young women readers to consider. She suggested Brooks's poem "The Mother."
You can listen to Stacey discussing the poem here:
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Poet Stacey L. Brown discusses Yusef Komunyakaa