Suzan Lori Parks and The Pulitzer
By: Alea., Curl News Correspondent
Our dreams are often comprised of the emotions that we feel inside. Inspiration that we get from a song, a book or even a movie. For most people dreams are as large as life, but for few are dreams so magnificent that they inspire an entire world of people. This dreamer is Suzan Lori Parks.
Suzan-Lori Parks African-American playwright and screenwriter! That statement alone resounds in magnitude because of the places that we have proven African American artists can go! Parks received the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant in 2001, and in 2002 the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play "Topdog/Underdog."
The beauty of an artist lies not with what they produce but with what inspired it -Alea Jay
Larger than life is how Parks' dreams can be described. Suzan was groomed for greatness. Her eagerness to be different and expressive led her to some of the most extrodinary, yet traditional customs of black women. And aside from playwright, add author and scholar to the list!
Suzan Lori Parks celebrates today on the anniversary of her 2002 Pulitzer Prize win and HoneybeNatural Magazine congratulates her ! Parks is a living legend and her stories and inspiration will live in the heart of millions of people for decades!
The muse is in your dreams, the only thing left is for you to press play on your future.