In Montgomery, and other poems

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Third World Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Poetry - 147 pages
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Composed of three sections, this collection features the final poems of the late poet laureate of Illinois. The first section, "In Montgomery," is a verbal description of a visit made by the poet and a highly talented photographer for Ebony Magazine, Moneeta Sleet. This is followed by a section of poetic character sketches. The final section is based upon a well known building located in the Black ghetto of Chicago's south side.

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In this posthumous collection, Brooks offers incisive portraits of the famous (Martin Luther King) and the unknown (19 cows out walking) but fittingly opens with "In Montgomery," where "the civilrightsmen and civilrightswomen/ hit it out as hatchets with velvet on." ... Read full review

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I couldn't really get into her poetry, although she spoke about some poignant topics Read full review

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Thinking Of Elizabeth Steinberg
57
Black Love
63
Copyright

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Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize, a poetry consultant for the Library of Congress, and the Poet Laureate of Illinois.

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