It’s May Day! Stop working and read Jean Genet
Via the National Women’s History Museum: On this day in 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, for her collection Annie Allen. Langston Hughes, reviewing the book, said “the people and poems in Gwendolyn Brooks’ book are alive, reaching, and very much of today.”
“I am not in your world.
I’m a dedicated citizen,
I belong to the toolshops.” Some Neruda for May Day!