April 25, 2011 "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks April 25, 2011/ Derek Denton Gwendolyn Brooks is from Topeka, Kansas. As a fellow Kansan, I love that. We Real Coolby Gwendolyn Brooks The Pool Players.Seven at the Golden Shovel.We real cool. WeLeft school. WeLurk late. WeStrike straight. WeSing sin. WeThin gin. WeJazz June. WeDie soon.