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Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks
Contributor(s): Lansana, Quraysh Ali (Editor), Jackson-Opoku, Sandra (Editor)

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ISBN: 1940430860     ISBN-13: 9781940430867
Publisher: Curbside Splendor Pub
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: January 2017
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Annotation: Collects poetry, essays, and art inspired by the life and work of Gwendolyn Brooks.
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BISAC Categories:
- Literary Collections | American
- Poetry | Anthologies (multiple Authors)
- Poetry | American | African American
Dewey: 811/.54
LCCN: bl2017005472
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (1.40 lbs) 415 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s):
Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of eight poetry books, three textbooks, a children's book, editor of eight anthologies, and coauthor of a book of pedagogy. He is a faculty member of the Writing Program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lansana served as Director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing at Chicago State University from 2002-2011, where he was also Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing until 2014. Our Difficult Sunlight: A Guide to Poetry, Literacy & Social Justice in Classroom & Community (with Georgia A. Popoff) was published in 2011 and was a 2012 NAACP Image Award nominee. His most recent books include The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop (with Kevin Coval and Nate Marshall) and The Walmart Republic (with Christopher Stewart).

Sandra Jackson-Opoku has authored two novels. The River Where Blood is Born earned the American Library Association Black Caucus Award for Best Fiction. Hot Johnny (and the Women Whom Loved Him) was an Essence Magazine bestseller. Her fiction, poetry, articles, essays, and scripts have appeared in Essence Magazine, Los Angeles Times Travel Section, Ms. Magazine, The Literary Traveler, Islands Magazine, and others. Her work has earned awards like the SCBWI Kimberly Colen Award for New Childrenís Writing, an American Antiquarian Society Fellowship for Creative Writers, the National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Fellowship, a CCLM/General Electric Fiction Award for Younger Writers, and an Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award. Jackson-Opoku also teaches literature and creative writing at schools, universities, workshops, and youth programs around the world. She has been on faculty at Columbia College Chicago, the University of Miami, Nova Southeastern University, and the Writerís Studio at the University of Chicago. She currently teaches in the English Department at Chicago State University where she serves as Fiction Coordinator of the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing.

 
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