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A 1986 interview with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Brooks is interviewed by the 26 year old poet E. Ethelbert Miller.
I’m a soul food diva You can have your Barbie doll, size one, low fat lifestyle I’m a sista who’s built to last— Fine, beautiful and strong You see, I’m a soul food diva I was raised on… Pork chops, black eyed peas and corn bread That’s why my hips—strong and wide—can give birth to twins I named... Malcolm and Huey I’m a soul food diva I was raised on… Fried chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy That’s why my thighs—so warm and creamy—can hold any lover in place I make them scream... Hold on! Good God, sweet mother o