If Gwendolyn Brooks were alive, this year she would be 100 years old. She would be working on describing life around her, showing us the broad sweep of things or the dusty corners were we seldom like consider. She would be teaching the youngest how to be poets.
In honor of her centennial, an anthology with the above title was produced by Curbside Splendor Publishing. Gathering works of more than 90 writers, poets, visual artists and essayists (including me :-0 ), editors Sandra Jackson-Opoku and Quraysh Ali Lansana labored during 2016. Now, the book is available at Curbside Splendor or at Amazon.