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

5 Ways to be Geniuses Together: Celebrating Ja Jahannes

“Unless we learn” quote by Ja A. Jahannes (with art graphic by Postered Poetics) One self-penned definition of the word genius is: a focused intensification of individual intelligence resulting in works of exemplary creativity, visionary leadership, or uncommon spiritual depth and beauty. This definition is perhaps a fitting one to describe much of the life … More 5 Ways to be Geniuses Together: Celebrating Ja Jahannes