In celebration of the hundredth birthday of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917 – 2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first Black winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tyrue “Slang” Jones painted the mural, Through the Words of Miss Brooks (2017), on the Poetry Foundation gallery wall. Slang is a Chicago native and has been called one of the most versatile contemporary artists of the last four decades. He is known worldwide as a graffiti, street, and commercial artist as well as a muralist.

Tuesday, September 5th – Friday, September 22nd
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission