Selected Poems

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$15.99  $14.87
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.02 X 0.44 inches | 0.31 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060882969

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About the Author

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917--2000) 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. You can find out more about her at www.gwendolynbrooks.net.

Reviews

"Probably the finest black poet of the post-Harlem generation." -- Robert F. Kiernan

"More than any other nationally acclaimed writer, Brooks has remained in touch with the community she writes about." -- Washington Post

"When Miss Brooks. . . writes out of her heart, out of her rich and living background, out of her very real talent, then she induces almost unbearable excitement." -- New York Times

"From her poet's craft bursts a whole gallery of wholly alive persons...Many a novelist cannot do so well in ten times the space." -- Christian Science Monitor

"Miss Brooks has a very fine talent. . . a faculty which is becoming rare in contemporary poetry: an interest not merely in her own responses, but in other people as well." -- Paul Engle