Poetry from poetry

Broad Street Review
April 3rd, 2017

Camara Brown, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, began with a line from Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem “Truth” and an image she saw on a tombstone at the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan.

Then she drafted a poem on the bus ride home.

The finished piece, “What I Would Ask of Manman Brigitte after Seeing the African Burial Ground,” is part of a new anthology celebrating the centenary of Brooks’s birth through a poem form created in her honor.

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