People are coming. They must not catch us here
Definitionless in this strict atmosphere.
-Gwendolyn Brooks, excerpt from “A Lovely Love”
p.s. Never heard of Gwendolyn Brooks? Here’s a few reasons why you ought to look her up: She became the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize. She was appointed the second Poet Laureate of Illinois. Her awe-inspiring poetry that celebrates and questions and explores “lives actually lived.” And because she’s from Chicago, which everyone knows, is the greatest city in the States.