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Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000)

Author of Selected Poems

Includes the names: Gwendolyn Brooks, editor Gwendolyn Brooks, Gwendolyn Brooks Blakely

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Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 17, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. She graduated from Wilson Junior College in Chicago in 1936 and received her L.H.D. (Doctor of Humane Letters) from Columbia College in 1964. She was the author of more than twenty books of poetry, including Children Coming Home, Blacks, To Disembark, The Near-Johannesburg Boy and Other Poems, Riot, In the Mecca, The Bean Eaters, and A Street in Bronzeville. In 1950, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Annie Allen. She wrote numerous other books including a novel, Maud Martha, Report from Part One: An Autobiography, a book of poetry for children Bronzeville Boys and Girls, and several children's fiction books. She was named Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968. 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 died on December 3, 2000. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Selected Poems… (more)
Selected Poems 718 copies, 6 reviews
Maud Martha 318 copies, 7 reviews
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks 185 copies, 1 review
Bronzeville Boys and Girls 177 copies, 14 reviews
Blacks 167 copies, 2 reviews
A Street in Bronzeville 30 copies, 1 review
Annie Allen 29 copies
To Disembark 28 copies, 1 review
We Are Shining 25 copies, 2 reviews
Riot 21 copies
Family Pictures 15 copies
Beckonings 15 copies
Aloneness 14 copies
The Bean Eaters 13 copies
Winnie 9 copies
We Real Cool 6 copies
Poetry 1 copy
Narcissa 1 copy
Andre 1 copy
Vern 1 copy
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Contributor) 1,212 copies, 9 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 897 copies, 7 reviews
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (Contributor) 381 copies, 3 reviews
Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor, some editions) 375 copies, 2 reviews
The Black Poets (Contributor) 344 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (Contributor) 293 copies
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 189 copies, 20 reviews
Poets of World War II (Contributor) 132 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (Contributor) 114 copies
Black Women Writers at Work (Contributor) 110 copies, 1 review
The 100 Best African American Poems (Contributor) 93 copies, 5 reviews
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Contributor) 62 copies, 1 review
Soulscript: Afro-American Poetry (Contributor) 39 copies, 1 review
Family: Stories from the Interior (Contributor) 16 copies
Pathetic Literature (Contributor) 16 copies, 1 review
Modern Women Poets (Contributor) 13 copies
My Name Is Afrika (Introduction, some editions) 10 copies

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