Exquisite it is titled, and exquisite this book is. Admittedly, I had never heard of Gwendolyn Brooks before reading this book. The book follows Brooks from her childhood, girlhood, and into her adult life, and her calling to write poetry from a young age. She always found that words gave feelings meaning; Brooks is well known for her poems about real things she experienced; loneliness, poverty, love, longing, and family life. She was the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 and later went on to become a poet laureate. An inspiring story about following your heart, your passion, and daring to dream.