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.

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