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 the Pulitzer.
Throughout her prolific writing career, Brooks received many more honors. She was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968, a position she held until her death, and what is now the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress for the 1985–86 term. In 1976, she became the first African-American woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas and at six-weeks...
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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 Brooks
- Whats_his_face: we lurk late we strike straight we sing sin we thin gin we - jazz june - we die soon. gwendolyn brooks, detroit michigan. 1966
- Phdkey: can someone tell me how i can go about getting gwendolyn brooks' maud martha back in print? it is easily one of my favorite texts to teach and the essays students write about it are always top tier.
- Cloudcounty_mbb: official welcome to kyle mcelroy from gwendolyn brooks in chicago, illinois. kyle joins the t-birds after coming 1 rebound short of averaging a double-double in the chicago public league during his senior season
- Poem2poem: a sunset's mounded cloud; / a diamond evening-star; - gwendolyn brooks
- Badformreview: 'how she loved a “hike.” especially in the evening, for then everything was moody, odd, deliciously threatening, always hunched and ready to close in on you but never doing so.' read the full extract of 'maud martha' by gwendolyn brooks!