Poetic Traditions of Compassion and Creative Maladjustment (Part 3): Gwendolyn Brooks

Welcome to the third segment of Poetic Traditions of Compassion and Creative Maladjustment: June 7, 2017, marked the centennial of the birth of Gwendolyn Brooks, (she died December 2000), who in 1950 became the first African American–and at the time the youngest American–to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Her literary career spanned the latter … More Poetic Traditions of Compassion and Creative Maladjustment (Part 3): Gwendolyn Brooks

The 2015 Bid for Power and History in Savannah (Georgia, USA) – Bright Skylark Literary Productions

There’s a lot at stake when it comes to casting a vote for the mayor of Georgia’s first city. Candidates not only stand to make history but to shape it some very powerful ways. (photo of Edna B. Jackson courtesy of Diva Magazine) Journalist Patricia C. Stumb, in a 1999 Connect Savannah news magazine story … More The 2015 Bid for Power and History in Savannah (Georgia, USA) – Bright Skylark Literary Productions

When the Lyrical Muse Sings the Creative Pen Dances – Bright Skylark Literary Productions

If you’re a regular reader of my national African-American cultural arts column, you may have noticed that I have not been posting articles as frequently as I once did. The reason is simple enough. Having reached a certain point in the research for my current book-in-progress (at least one of them anyway) I had to … More When the Lyrical Muse Sings the Creative Pen Dances – Bright Skylark Literary Productions