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Revise the Psalm: Work Inspired by the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks, edited by Quraysh Ali Lansana and Sandra Jackson-Opoku, in addition to The Golden Shovel Anthology, edited by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar and Patricia Smith, have...

Quraysh Ali Lansana is the editing poet for In Verse, a new program by WBEZ.  This summer, they're sending out a reporter, a photographer and a poet together to reflect on the emotional weight of Chicago's gun violence. 

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The Chicago Review of Books takes on The Whiskey of Our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience and Change Agent–the anthology dedicated to "Chicago's greatest gift to American arts and culture." Reviewer, Aram Mrjoian, goes on to describe the anthology as an analys...

Mass Poetry publishes "Concealed and Carried: Gwendolyn Brooks' Loaded Boxes" — an essay written by Quraysh Ali Lansana, originally published in the anthology, The Whiskey of Our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience and Change Agent, ed. with Georgia A. Popoff (H...


This series of posts published by Harriet — The Poetry Foundation's literary blog — has been curated by Quraysh Ali Lansana in honor of Gwendolyn Brooks during the month of her 100th birthday. The Brooks bloggers for June are: Randall Horton, Simone Muench, Evie Shock...

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Quraysh Ali Lansana was listed #15 with Fabiola Ramirez on Newcity Lit's LIT 50 2017: Who Really Books in Chicago as the Artistic Director and Project Director for Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration (OMB...

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