Selected Poems

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HarperCollins, Jul 3, 2006 - Poetry - 176 pages
20 Reviews

The classic volume by the distinguished modern poet, winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize, and recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, showcases an esteemed artist's technical mastery, her warm humanity, and her compassionate and illuminating response to a complex world.

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User Review  - Andy Oram - Goodreads

These poems are important historically as well as poetically. Brooks shows mastery of the genres of her time but fiercely maintains both her own style--usually quite readable, sometimes a bit puzzling ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sambath Meas - Goodreads

In an interview article of "Contemporary Literature," Gwendolyn Brooks, in response to a question about one of her stanzas, says, "I could have said what I wanted to say in two lines," which reminds ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Annie Allen and one of the most celebrated African American poets. She was Poet Laureate for the state of Illinois, a National Women's Hall of Fame inductee, and a recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts. She received fifty honorary degrees. Her other books include a Street in Bronzeville, In the Mecca, The Bean Eaters, and Maud Martha.

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