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  1. Selected Poems (P.S.) by Gwendolyn Brooks, 2006-07-01
  2. Blacks by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1994-01-01
  3. Maud Martha: A Novel by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1992-10-01
  4. Report from Part Two by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1996-06-01
  5. Bronzeville Boys and Girls by Gwendolyn Brooks, 2007-01-01
  6. A Street in Bronzeville by Gwendolyn. Brooks, 1945-01-01
  7. In the Mecca; Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1968-06
  8. Aloneness by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1973
  9. Gwendolyn Brooks: Poetry and the Heroic Voice by D.H. Melhem, 1988-06-21
  10. The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1960
  11. Gwendolyn Brooks: Poet from Chicago (Carter G Woodson Honor Book (Awards)) by Martha E. Rhynes, 2003-02
  12. Very Young Poets by gwendolyn brooks, 1983-01-01
  13. Gwendolyn Brooks (Bloom's Modern Critical Views)
  14. Conversations with Gwendolyn Brooks (Literary Conversations Series)

1. Gwendolyn Brooks - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
After a short battle with cancer, Gwendolyn Brooks died on Sunday, December 3, 2000, aged 89, at her Southside Chicago home. She died with pen in hand,
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Jump to: navigation search Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks June 7 December 3 ) was an African-American poet
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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas to Keziah Wims Brooks and David Anderson Brooks. Brooks' mother was a former school teacher who left teaching for marriage and motherhood, and her father, the son of a runaway slave who fought in the Civil War, had given up his ambition to attend medical school to work as a janitor. When Brooks was only six weeks old, her family moved to Chicago, Illinois , where she grew up. Her home life was stable and loving, although she encountered racial prejudice in her neighborhood and in her schools. She first attended Hyde Park High School, a leading white high school, before transferring to all-black Wendell Phillips. Brooks eventually attended an integrated school, Englewood High School. Her enthusiasm for reading and writing was encouraged by her parents. Her father provided a desk and bookshelves, and her mother took her, when she was in high school, to meet Harlem Renaissance poets Langston Hughes and James Weldon Johnson Brooks published her first poem in a children's magazine at the age of thirteen. When Brooks was sixteen years old, she had compiled a portfolio of around seventy-five published poems. Aged 17, Brooks stuck to her roots and began submitting her work to "Lights and Shadows", the poetry column of the "Chicago Defender," an African American Newspaper. Although her poems range in style from traditional

2. Museum Of American Poetics - Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, on June 7, 1917. While still an infant, she and her family moved to Chicago. She began writing at 11 when she
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A Street in Bronzeville. Five years later, in 1950, she became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Annie Allen. President John F. Kennedy invited her to read at the Library of Congress in 1962, and in 1985 she was appointed poetry consultant to the library. In 1968 she was named poet laureate of Illinois. In 1989, Brooks received a lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts. She was named the 1994 Jefferson Lecturer by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the highest honor bestowed by the federal government for work in the humanities. Along with her husband, Henry Blakely, who she married in 1938, she lived in a kitchenette apartment in Chicago's South Side where they raised two children. Gwendolyn Brooks promoted an understanding of black culture through her candid, compassionate poetry. She wrote hundreds of poems, had more than 20 books published. She died from cancer on December 3, 2000. Tributes Gwendolyn Brooks, Poet Nurturer

3. Gwendolyn Brooks --  Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Britannica online encyclopedia article on Gwendolyn Brooks American poet whose works deal with the everyday life of urban blacks. She was the first African
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died December 3, 2000, Chicago, Illinois Gwendolyn Brooks. The Contemporary Forum Gwendolyn Brooks, 1950. in full Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks American poet whose works deal with the everyday life of urban blacks. She was the first African American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize (1949), and in 1968 she was named the poet laureate of Illinois. Brooks graduated from Wilson Junior College in Chicago in 1936. Her early verses appeared in the Chicago Defender Brooks, Gwendolyn...

4. Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks wrote hundreds of poems during her lifetime. She had more than twenty books published. She was known around the world for using poetry to
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(MUSIC) VOICE ONE: I’m Shirley Griffith. VOICE TWO: And I’m Sarah Long with the VOA Special English program, PEOPLE IN AMERICA. Today we tell about the life of award-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks. She was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature. (MUSIC) VOICE ONE: Gwendolyn Brooks wrote hundreds of poems during her lifetime. She had more than twenty books published. She was known around the world for using poetry to increase understanding about black culture in America.

5. Black Facts Online: Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks awarded Pulitzer Prize (May 1) for her book of poetry, Annie Allen. She was the first Black cited by the Pulitzer committee.

6. IBistro Montgomery County Dept. Of Public Libraries
Search Results. brooks gwendolyn search found 10 titles. Brooks, Gwendolyn, 19172000. 15 copies available at Chevy Chase Library, Davis Library, G

7. Artful Dodge - Original Interviews - Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks voice in contemporary black poetry ranges from quiet sensitivity to fierce and angry protest, speaking from the perspective of a black
A Conversation With Gwendolyn Brooks The poetic voice extends to the public the visions of the passionate mind. Gwendolyn Brooks' voice in contemporary black poetry ranges from quiet sensitivity to fierce and angry protest, speaking from the perspective of a black woman in America. Whether quiet or outspoken, Brooks' poetry brings home to the reader a tangibly real chunk of her perception, which is the true justification for her stature as a poet, more than the Pulitzer Prize awarded for her Annie Allen in 1950, her position as Poet Laureate of Illinois, or the other honors which she has received. Beginning in 1945 with A Street in Bronzeville, Gwendolyn Brooks has created a body of work which carries a telling statement of black experience. The tone of the title poem of this first book indicates the nature of Brooks' poetry more than her changing career would at first seem to indicate. Though issued over thirty years ago, the poem openly confronts problems such as abortion in both a frank and personal manner. When dealing with the inextricable web of the personal and the social, an exuberance of spirit and the drive to be and become stand foremost, and anger or tenderness occur as the reaction of this spirit to the situation the poet is confronting. Probably her most well known and often anthologized poem, "We Real Cool," (from

8. Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks, poet laureate of Illinois, was a strong encourager to younger poets.
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Gwendolyn Brooks: Poet Laureate, Encourager, Friend
Gwendolyn Brooks has influenced many poets with her powerful words and achievements. Her poems have inspired millions. Through her writings, Brooks encourages her readers to maintain their truthfulness in the midst of pressures. She focuses a great deal on the rights of African-Americans and helping younger black poets write and publish poetry. Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. Her father was the son or a runaway slave. Both of her parents were children of blacks that traveled to Kansas after the Civil War. The family shortly moved to Chicago after Gwendolyn was born. She started writing poetry at the age of 11. Paul Lawrence Dunbar was her first inspiration as a poet. Initially, she would set up a picture of him and write one poem a day while looking at his picture. By 1930, Brooks had her first poem published in American Childhood Magazine. Its title was “Eventide.” A few years later, she had the opportunity to meet James Weldon Johnson and

9. Gwendolyn Brooks - Poems And Biography By
Gwendolyn Brooks (June 7, 1917 December 3, 2000) was an award-winning African American woman poet. Born in Topeka, Kansas, she grew up in and remained in
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Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 - 2000)
Gwendolyn Brooks (June 7, 1917 - December 3, 2000) was an award-winning African American woman poet. Born in Topeka, Kansas, she grew up in and remained in Chicago, Illinois. Although she also wrote a novel, an autobiography and some other prose works, she was noted primarily as a poet. Her 1949 book of poetry, Annie Allen , received a Pulitzer Prize, the first won by an African American. In 1968, she was made Poet Laureate of Illinois. Other awards she received included the Frost Medal, the Shelley Memorial Award, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters award. Her poetry is rooted in the poor and mostly African-American South Side of Chicago. She initially published her poetry as a columnist for the Chicago Defender, an African American newspaper. Although her poems range in style from traditional ballads and sonnets to using blues rhythms in free verse, her characters are often drawn from the poor inner city. Her bluesy poem We Real Cool is often found in school textbooks. She is seen as a leader of the Black Arts movement.

10. Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1917. She graduated from Wilson Junior College in 1956 and published her first book of poetry,
Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1917. She graduated from Wilson Junior College in 1956 and published her first book of poetry, A Street in Bronzeville , in 1945. Brooks is the first African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize, which she won in 1950 for her poem, Annie Allen . Her work has always concerned the plight of the African American in the United States but in 1968, she became more outspoken in her criticism of racism and prejudice. Brooks is also well known for her extensive work in distributing Black Poetry and also as a symbol of strength for African American women. Brooks has achieved a number of the highest awards given for literature, as well as appointed political positions, such as Poet Laureate for Illinios and poetry consultant to the Library of Congress. One of Brooks' most famous works is entitled, We Real Cool , subtitled The Pool Players. Seven at the Green Shovel "We real cool. We left school. We lurk late. We strike straight. We sing sin. We thin gin. We jazz june.

11. - Books - Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Gwendolyn Brooks Dies At 83 - Dece
Gwendolyn Brooks, who won a Pulitzer Prize for writing candid and compassionate poetry that delved into poverty, racism and drugs among black people,
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12. ArtandCulture Artist: Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks, Poet Laureate of Illinois since 1968, is the first black writer to have won the Pulitzer Prize her second book of poetry, Annie Allen,

13. Gwendolyn Brooks - Poems, Biography, Quotes
Free collection of all Gwendolyn Brooks Poems and Biography. See the best poems and poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks.

14. Gwendolyn Brooks gwendolyn brooks The Academy of American Poets presents a biography, photograph, and selected poems.
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) Brooks' Life and Career On "We Real Cool" On "The Ballad of Rudolph Reed" On "Gay Chaps at the Bar" ... External Links Prepared and Compiled by James Sullivan Return to Modern American Poetry Home Return to Poets Index

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16. Poet: Gwendolyn Brooks - All Poems Of Gwendolyn Brooks
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A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother burns bacon
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17. VG: Artist Biography: Brooks, Gwendolyn
gwendolyn brooks was born to Keziah Corine Wims and David Anderson brooks on June 17, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. Her family moved to their permanent residence
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      Gwendolyn Brooks was born to Keziah Corine Wims and David Anderson Brooks on June 17, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. Her family moved to their permanent residence on Champlin Avenue in Chicago when Brooks was four. Shortly after their move (at the age of seven), Brooks began rhyming, and by the young age of thirteen she had her first poem published. She became a weekly contributor to the Chicago Defender and attended Wilson Junior College, from which she graduated in 1936. In 1937, when Brooks was twenty, her work appeared in two anthologies. Gwendolyn Brooks won her first major award in 1943 at the Midwestern Writers' Conference. In addition to several other honorariums (among which are two Guggenheim awards, her appointment as Poet Laureate of Illinois, and the National Endowment for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award), Brooks was the first African-American writer to both win the Pulitzer Prize (1949) and to be appointed to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1976). Brooks received more than fifty honorary doctorates from colleges and universities. In 1969, the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center opened on the campus of Western Illinois University. After a lifetime of proficient verse writing, Brooks died of cancer in December 2000. She was 83 years old.
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      This view into African-American culture recurs in several of Brooks' other works, including The Bean Eaters (a view into the life of impoverished yet content elderly African-Americans) and We Real Cool (a stream of thoughts of poor inner-city African-Americans who have adopted a hoodlum lifestyle). The most dominant theme in Brooks' work is the impact of ethnicity and life experiences on one's view of life. Brooks incorporates this belief into "Young Heroes: To Keorapetse Kgositsile (Willie)" in her collection Family Pictures. While most readers may regard Afrika (the focal character of "Young Heroes") as a " working clothes" (Brooks 15), Brooks looks up to him as the man who will enlighten the African-American race through his teachings.

18. Biography & Bibliography
How does one begin to convey the influence gwendolyn brooks has had on I was born two years after gwendolyn brooks, as the first Black writer ever,
biography bibliography A Tribute By: Rita Dove books about Brooks ... Poems TESTIFYING a tribute by: Rita Dove , Poet Laureate of the United States How does one begin to convey the influence Gwendolyn Brooks has had on generations-not only writers, but people from all walks of life? How can one describe the fiercely personal connection her poems make, how chronicle her enormous impact on recent literary, social, and political history? There is a tradition in the black church: we call it Testifying. It is the brave and humbling act of standing up among one's family, friends, and neighbors to bare one's soul, and to bear witness by acknowledging those who have sustained and nurtured the testifier along the way. Here, then, is my testimonial honoring Gwendolyn Brooks: Standing in front of this literary congregation as a grown woman, a woman who has entered her 40s, I feel very strange thinking that when Gwendolyn Brooks was awarded the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for "Annie Allen," her second collection of poems, I was not even, as people used to say then, "a twinkle in my daddy's eye." I was born two years after Gwendolyn Brooks, as the first Black writer ever, had received this highest honor in American letters. And it wasn't until 17 years later, when as a gawky adolescent I spent the whole of a muggy midwestern summer combing the local library shelves for something that might speak to me-that the poems of Gwendolyn Brooks leapt off the pages of the book in my hands and struck me like a thunderbolt. These were words that spoke straight from the turbulent center of life-words that nourished like meat, not frosting. Yes, I was struck by these poems, poems with muscle and sinew, poems that weren't afraid to take the language and revamp it, twist it and energize it so that it shimmied and dashed and lingered.

19. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks - Poet, Writer
Pulitzer Prizewinning poet gwendolyn brooks reads 27 of her best poems, including Do Not Be Afraid of No, The Bean Eaters, Riot, and The Sermon on
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P oet, writer; born in Topeka, Kansas ( in 1917 ). Based in Chicago, she graduated from Wilson Junior College there (1936) and was publicity director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Chicago (1930s). She taught at many institutions and succeeded Carl Sandburg as poet laureate of Illinois (1968). Her verse narrative Annie Allen (1949) won the first Pulitzer Prize awarded to an African-American woman (1950). (Source: From 1985-86 Brooks was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She also received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, the Frost Medal, a National Endowment for the Arts award, the Shelley Memorial Award, and fellowships from The Academy of American Poets and the Guggenheim Foundation. She lived in Chicago until her death on December 3, 2000. Hear Kalamu ya Salaam and E. Ethelbert Miller describe why Gwendolyn Brooks is so important to poetry in America

20. Gwen Brooks Bio
gwendolyn brooks awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her second volume of verse, named poet laureate of the state of Illinois in 1968, succeeding Carl
ChickenBones: A Journal Home Enter your search terms Submit search form Web In Montgomery and Other Poems By Gwendolyn Brooks A Bio-Literary Sketch Books by Gwendolyn Brooks In Montgomery and Other Poems A Life of Gwendolyn Brooks (Kent) / A Street in Bronzeville Selected Poems In the Mecca Riot ... Blacks (1987), and Children Coming Home Maud Martha Report from Part One: An Autobiography R ... Jump Bad: A New Chicago Anthology Gwendolyn Brooks awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her second volume of verse, named poet laureate of the state of Illinois in 1968, succeeding Carl Sandburg, and appointed to the prestigious National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1976, was born in Topeka, Kansas on June 7, 1917, the granddaughter of a runaway slave, and grew up in the slums of Chicago. Her parents were David Anderson Brooks, a janitor, and Keziah Corinne (Wims) Brooks, formerly an elementary schoolteacher. From the time she was one month old, Ms. Brooks lived with her family, which later came to include a brother, Raymond, in the sprawling black ghetto on the South Side of Chicago. Her economically deprived but respectable upbringing was enriched by her parents’ love of education and culture. Keziah brooks composed songs and “storyettes” to amuse her children; David Brooks read them daily selections from his prized set of Harvard Classics. Encouraged by her parents, Ms. Brooks read widely and was especially fond of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the Canadian novelist who wrote

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