Who is Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on May 1, 1950, for Annie Allen, making her the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize.Throughout her prolific writing career, Brooks received many more honors. A lifelong resident of Chicago, she was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968, a position she held until her death 32 years later. She was also named the U.S. Poet Laureate for the 1985–86 term. In 1976, she became the first African American woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Gwendolyn Brooks Poems
- A Song In The Front Yard
Iâ??ve stayed in the front yard all my life.
I want a peek at the back
Where itâ??s rough and untended and hungry weed grows.
A girl gets sick of a rose. ...
- A Bronzeville Mother Loiters In Mississippi. Meanwhile, A Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon
From the first it had been like a
Ballad. It had the beat inevitable. It had the blood.
A wildness cut up, and tied in little bunches,
Like the four-line stanzas of the ballads she had never quite ...
- The Good Man
The good man.
He is still enhancer, renouncer.
In the time of detachment,
in the time of the vivid heather and affectionate evil, ...
- Boy Breaking Glass
To Marc Crawford
from whom the commission
Whose broken window is a cry of art
(success, that winks aware ...
- Garbageman: The Man With The Orderly Mind
What do you think of us in fuzzy endeavor, you whose directions are
sterling, whose lunge is straight?
Top 10 most used topics by Gwendolyn BrooksI Love You 15 Love 15 Black 10 Time 10 Sweet 9 Never 8 Home 8 Door 8 Night 8 Sun 7
Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes
- To be in love Is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well.
- Each body has its art...
Comments about Gwendolyn Brooks0xbey: "poetry is life distilled." - gwendolyn brooks
Brainpickings: “wherever life can grow, it will. it will sprout out, and do the best it can.” remembering gwendolyn brooks, who left us 22 years ago today, with her wisdom on vulnerability as strength and her advice to writers
Brainpicker: “wherever life can grow, it will. it will sprout out, and do the best it can.” remembering gwendolyn brooks, who left us 22 years ago today, with her wisdom on vulnerability as strength and her advice to writers
Liuliu0421_: "we are each other’s harvest: we are each other’s business: we are each other’s magnitude and bond. — gwendolyn brooks, “paul robeson”
Chitaskforce: "we are each other’s harvest: we are each other’s business: we are each other’s magnitude and bond. — gwendolyn brooks, “paul robeson”
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