Selected Poems

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HarperCollins, Jul 3, 2006 - Poetry - 176 pages
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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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I hate poetry, so stop reading now if that affects your assessment of my review. Brooks is one of the handful of poets I can return to, over and over again, and find something new every time. She is ... Read full review

Review: Selected Poems

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Some of my favorites were, "The Preacher: Ruminates Behind the Sermon", "The Vacant Lot", "The Ballad of Rudolph Reed", and "To Be in Love". From The Aeneid to Civil Rights, her poetic voice was as unique and varied as her themes. Read full review

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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