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Gwendolyn Brooks

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Gwendolyn Brooks


Born
in Topeka, Kansas, The United States
June 07, 1917

Died
December 03, 2000

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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Annie Allen and one of the most celebrated Black poets. She also served as consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress—the first Black woman to hold that position. She was the poet laureate for the state of Illinois for over thirty years, a National Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her works include We Are Shining, Bronzeville Boys and Girls, A Street in Bronzeville, In the Mecca, The Bean Eaters, and Maud Martha.

Average rating: 4.22 · 8,046 ratings · 939 reviews · 77 distinct worksSimilar authors
Selected Poems

4.22 avg rating — 2,491 ratings — published 1963 — 9 editions
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Maud Martha

4.17 avg rating — 2,131 ratings — published 1953 — 8 editions
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The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks

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4.34 avg rating — 712 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Blacks

4.46 avg rating — 351 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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Bronzeville Boys and Girls

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4.06 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 1956 — 5 editions
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A Street in Bronzeville

4.34 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 1945 — 5 editions
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We Real Cool

4.27 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 1966
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Annie Allen

4.11 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 1972
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In the Mecca

4.32 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1968
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The Bean Eaters

4.35 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1950 — 6 editions
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“We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.”
Gwendolyn Brooks

“Live not for Battles Won.
Live not for The-End-of-the-Song.
Live in the along.”
Gwendolyn Brooks, Report from Part One

“Writing is a delicious agony.”
Gwendolyn Brooks

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