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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)
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Selected Poems 659 copies, 5 reviews
Maud Martha 266 copies, 5 reviews
Blacks 161 copies, 2 reviews
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks 159 copies, 2 reviews
Bronzeville Boys and Girls 155 copies, 14 reviews
A Street in Bronzeville 29 copies, 1 review
To Disembark 27 copies, 1 review
Annie Allen 26 copies
Riot 22 copies
We Are Shining 21 copies, 2 reviews
Beckonings 15 copies
Family Pictures 15 copies
Aloneness 13 copies
The Bean Eaters 12 copies
Winnie 8 copies
We Real Cool 5 copies
Andre 1 copy
Narcissa 1 copy
Vern 1 copy
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 859 copies, 7 reviews
Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor, some editions) 355 copies, 1 review
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (Contributor) 354 copies, 3 reviews
The Black Poets (Contributor) 310 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (Contributor) 276 copies
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 171 copies, 20 reviews
Poets of World War II (Contributor) 124 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (Contributor) 106 copies
The 100 Best African American Poems (Contributor) 85 copies, 5 reviews
Black Women Writers at Work (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
Soulscript: Afro-American Poetry (Contributor) 37 copies, 1 review
Family: Stories from the Interior (Contributor) 15 copies
Modern Women Poets (Contributor) 14 copies
My Name Is Afrika (Introduction, some editions) 10 copies

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