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Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn BrooksAKA Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks

Born: 7-Jun-1917
Birthplace: Topeka, KS
Died: 3-Dec-2000
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Lincoln Cemetery, Blue Island, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Annie Allen

Father: David Brooks
Mother: Keziah Wims
Husband: Henry Blakely (m. 1939, one son, one daughter)

    High School: Englewood High School
    University: Wilson Junior College, Chicago, IL (1936)
    Professor: Professor of English, Chicago State University (1990-2000)

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1950 for Annie Allen
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1946
    American Academy of Arts and Letters
    Poetry Society of America
    NAACP

Author of books:
A Street in Bronzeville (1945, poetry)
Annie Allen (1949, poetry)
Maud Martha (1953, novel)
Bronzeville Boys and Girls (1956, juvenile)
The Bean Eaters (1960, poetry)
Selected Poems (1963, poetry)
We Real Cool (1966, poetry)
The Wall (1967, poetry)
In the Mecca (1968, poetry)
Family Pictures (1970, poetry)
Riot (1970, poetry)
Black Steel: Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali (1971, poetry)
The World of Gwendolyn Brooks (1971, poetry)
Aloneness (1971, poetry)
Aurora (1972, poetry)
Report from Part One: An Autobiography (1972, memoir)
A Capsule Course in Black Poetry Writing (1975)
Beckonings (1975, poetry)
Primer for Blacks (1980)
Young Poet's Primer (1980)
Black Love (1981, poetry)
To Disembark (1981, poetry)
Very Young Poets (1983)
The Near-Johannesburg Boy, and Other Poems (1986, poetry)
Blacks (1987, poetry)
Winnie (1988, poetry)
Children Coming Home (1991, poetry)
Report from Part Two (1996, memoir)


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