Gwendolyn Brooks

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Gwendolyn Brooks Biography

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an African-American poet. She was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968 and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985.

Biography

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born on June 7, 1917, in Topeka, Kansas, the first child of David Anderson Brooks and Keziah Wims. Her mother was a former school teacher who had chosen that field because she could not afford to attend medical school. (Family lore held that her paternal grandfather had escaped slavery to join Union forces during the American Civil War.) When Brooks was six weeks old, her family moved to Chicago, Illinois during the Great Migration; from then on, Chicago was her hometown. She went by the nickname "Gwendie" among her close friends.

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Gwendolyn Brooks has written some very nice poems.

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Raj Sekhar 03 October 2007

wow. ithink u r real as nature.

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Ramesh Rai 08 October 2012

Brooks is indeed a brook. all poems are like brook.

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Janay D. Burton 08 March 2005

'Sadie and Maud' by Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the poems that I think women all around the world should have the pleasure of reading. It signifies the independent lives that women have and the joy that life might bring.

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Anna-lee Simmons 04 February 2014

I don't even like poems but she's really swaggy and fresh

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GG 18 February 2021

Can someone post the full poem called 'to those of my sisters who kept their naturals'? ! ? ! ? ! Thank you! !

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Kumarmani Mahakul 16 December 2020

Gwendolyn Brooks ranked #46 on top 500 poets on date 16 December 2020 has written many wonderful poems which motivate many readers of the world.

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tree 101 04 March 2020

0w0 amazing 10 out of 10

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allen gathers 02 March 2020

THE U.S. POET LAUREATE IN 1985, SAID THAT" POETRY IS LIFE DISTILLED." THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF A/AN A.SIMILE B.METAPHOR C.ALLEGORY D.PERSONIFICATION

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The Best Poem Of Gwendolyn Brooks

We Real Cool

The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.

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11 November 2014

I don't like the idea of the black race being diluted out of existence. I like the idea of all of us being here.

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