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Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000), African American poet, winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1950, poet laureate of Illinois: inspired by Harlem Renaissance poet Paul Dunbar, her poems expressed everyday life in the inner city.
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Gwendolyn Brooks
A profile of Gwendolyn Brooks, poet, whose poems dealt with themes of everyday African American life.

Biography and Bibliography
A very brief biography and a bibliography of a few books.

Brooks Book Jackets
Images of several book jackets of collections of poems by Gwendolyn Brooks.

Gwendolyn Brooks' Life and Career
A biographical essay by Kenny Jackson Williams. "She has taught audiences that poetry is not some formal activity closed to all but the most perceptive. Rather, it is an art form within the reach and understanding of everbody --including the lowliest among us."

Gwendolyn Brooks - The Academy of American Poets
A brief biography of Brooks, plus links to the text of five poems: "The Bean Eaters," "The Lovers of the Poor," "The Mother," "the sonnet-ballad," and "We Real Cool."

PAL: Gwendolyn Brooks
From Paul Reuben, a full bibliography of Brooks' writings and writings about her life and work.

The Women of the Hall - Gwendolyn Brooks
A brief biography honoring Gwendolyn Brooks' entry into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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