Journey is a collection of poems that offers a reflective look at various periods and experiences of Wade Hudson's life journey. There are poems about growing up in Mansfield, LA, a small, Jim Crow town in the south and the people who nurtured him and loved him. There are poems about the Black struggle for freedom and justice. Also included are poems that offer words of wisdom gained over years as an activist and Black cultural advocate. Poet and author Tony Medina calls Journey a "collection of lifelong wealth, experience, wisdom, and passion." Writer and literary critic E. Ethelbert Miller says "Wade Hudson's journey continues beyond the last page. His book is a baton to be passed to the next generation. His writing hand is filled with love."
Blacks (ONE BOOK, ONE CHICAGO) Special Limited Edition
This Special Limited Edition for “OneBook, OneChicago” was funded by the Poetry Foundation and printed by Northwestern University Press
Here is a necessary collection of poetry for admirers of words and treasurers of literary beauty. Spanning more than 30 years, this collection of literary masterpieces by the venerable Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks, arguably Illinois' most beloved Poet Laureate and Chicago's elder black literary stateswoman, ""Blacks"" includes all of Ms. Brooks' critically acclaimed writings. Within its covers is the groundbreaking ""Annie Allen,"" which earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1950. There is also the sweepingly beautiful and finely crafted ""A Street in Bronzeville,"" a highly anticipated and lauded poetic treasure that spoke volumes for this great poet's love of black people, Chicago's Black community, and even the community of the world. ""Blacks"" includes a special treat, ""Maud Martha,"" Brooks' only novel.