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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Review: Selected PoemsUser Review - 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
Review: Selected PoemsUser 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