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Angela Jackson Named New Illinois Poet Laureate, Just Like Her Mentor Gwendolyn Brooks

If you ask Angela Jackson to describe Chicago, she’d tell you it’s “bodacious and bursting with promises.” That’s how she paints the city in Giving Thanks, her first poem as the new Illinois poet laureate.

Reset talks to the acclaimed poet, author and playwright about her future plans and how her upbringing on the city’s South Side influenced her writing and worldview.

GUEST: Angela Jackson, Illinois poet laureate

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