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Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000)

Autor/a de Selected Poems

65+ obres 2,208 Membres 37 Ressenyes 9 preferits

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Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 17, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. She graduated from Wilson Junior College in Chicago in 1936 and received her L.H.D. (Doctor of Humane Letters) from Columbia College in 1964. She was the author of more than twenty books of poetry, including Children Coming Home, Blacks, mostra'n més To Disembark, The Near-Johannesburg Boy and Other Poems, Riot, In the Mecca, The Bean Eaters, and A Street in Bronzeville. In 1950, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Annie Allen. She wrote numerous other books including a novel, Maud Martha, Report from Part One: An Autobiography, a book of poetry for children Bronzeville Boys and Girls, and several children's fiction books. She was named Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968. She also received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, the Frost Medal, a National Endowment for the Arts award, the Shelley Memorial Award, and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets and the Guggenheim Foundation. She died on December 3, 2000. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Gwendolyn Brooks

Selected Poems (1963) 750 exemplars
Maud Martha (1953) 365 exemplars
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks (2005) 206 exemplars
Bronzeville Boys and Girls (1967) 185 exemplars
Blacks (1987) 180 exemplars
A Street in Bronzeville (1945) 33 exemplars
Report from Part One (1972) 33 exemplars
In the Mecca: Poems (1968) 29 exemplars
Annie Allen (1949) 29 exemplars
To Disembark (1981) 28 exemplars
The World of Gwendolyn Brooks (1971) 26 exemplars
We Are Shining (2017) 26 exemplars
In Montgomery and Other Poems (2003) 24 exemplars
Riot (1950) 21 exemplars
Tiger Who Wore White Gloves (1974) 21 exemplars
Beckonings (1975) 15 exemplars
Family Pictures (1970) 15 exemplars
Aloneness (1971) 14 exemplars
The Bean Eaters (2012) 13 exemplars
A Broadside Treasury: 1965-1970 (1971) — Editor — 11 exemplars
Very Young Poets (1983) 11 exemplars
Report from Part Two (1996) 11 exemplars
Children coming home (1991) 11 exemplars
Primer for Blacks (1991) 11 exemplars
Winnie (1750) 10 exemplars
We Real Cool 7 exemplars
Essential Brooks CD (2006) 4 exemplars
Young Poet's Primer (1981) 3 exemplars
The Near-Johannesburg Boy (1987) 2 exemplars
Poems and Annotations: Trilogy (1994) 2 exemplars
Annie Allen. [Poems 1 exemplars
Riot: A Poem in Three Parts (1970) 1 exemplars
In The Mecca 1 exemplars
Poetry 1 exemplars
Black Position, No 3 (1979) 1 exemplars
Marie Lucille 1 exemplars
Narcissa 1 exemplars
Andre 1 exemplars
Vern 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Col·laborador — 1,268 exemplars
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions929 exemplars
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Col·laborador — 393 exemplars
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions385 exemplars
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Col·laborador — 373 exemplars
The Black Poets (1983) — Col·laborador — 360 exemplars
Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature (Mentor) (1968) — Col·laborador — 328 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Col·laborador — 299 exemplars
The Art of Losing (2010) — Col·laborador — 203 exemplars
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Col·laborador — 176 exemplars
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Col·laborador — 148 exemplars
Poets of World War II (2003) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
Black Women Writers at Work (1983) — Col·laborador — 130 exemplars
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars
Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women 1860-1960 (1987) — Col·laborador — 103 exemplars
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
Make a Joyful Sound: Poems for Children by African American Poets (1991) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation (1984) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library (2021) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
Black-Eyed Susans; Classic Stories By and About Black Women (1975) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry (1997) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
Soulscript: Afro-American Poetry (1970) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
A Way Out of No Way: Writing about Growing Up Black in America (1996) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women (1983) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Go Girl! The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure (1997) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Family: Stories from the Interior (1987) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
It's All Love: Black Writers on Soul Mates, Family, and Friends (2009) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
My Name Is Afrika (1971) — Introducció, algunes edicions10 exemplars
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Handspan of Red Earth: An Anthology of American Farm Poems (1991) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers: Black Poets Read Their Work — Narrador, algunes edicions2 exemplars


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Brooks has genuine talent and skill. But her themes and style do not appeal to me, personally.
Treebeard_404 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Apr 26, 2024 |
A novella composed of short, lyrical vignettes, Maud Martha follows the eponymous protagonist over some 20 years, from childhood through to marriage and motherhood from the '20s through to the end of WW2. Maud is bright and sentimental and imaginative, stuck in an unsatisfying marriage and a run-down apartment in a racist city, but perpetually full of day dreams and hope for the future. Gwendolyn Brooks' prose makes the everyday beautiful and conjures up vividly what life must have been like in a mid-century, predominantly Black and working-class community in Chicago. Definitely recommended.… (més)
siriaeve | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Apr 1, 2024 |
PDFBRO | 1 Poem | “We Real Cool” is a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks, first published in her 1960 collection The Bean Eaters. The poem describes a group of teenagers hanging out outside of a pool hall. It imagines these teenagers as rebels who proudly defy convention and authority—and who will likely pay for their behavior with their lives. “We Real Cool” directly links the pool players' delinquent behavior to the likelihood of their dying young. Hence, the poem's troubling final sentence: “We / Die soon” (lines 7–8). By contributing to the early deaths of the pool players, the pool hall reveals the deeper significance of its name. “We Real Cool” directly links the pool players' delinquent behavior to the likelihood of their dying young. Hence, the poem's troubling final sentence: “We / Die soon” (lines 7–8). By contributing to the early deaths of the pool players, the pool hall reveals the deeper significance of its name. | Selected Poems is the classic volume by the distinguished and celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize, and recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. This compelling collection showcases Brooks's technical mastery, her warm humanity, and her compassionate and illuminating response to a complex world. This edition also includes a special PS section with insights, interviews, and more—including a short piece by Nikki Giovanni entitled "Remembering Gwen."

By 1963 the civil rights movement was in full swing across the United States, and more and more African American writers were increasingly outspoken in attacking American racism and insisting on full political, economic, and social equality for all. In that memorable year of the March on Washington, Harper & Row released Brooks’s Selected Poems, which incorporated poems from her first three collections, as well as a selection of new poems.

This edition of Selected Poems includes A Street in Bronzeville, Brooks's first published volume of poetry for which she became nationally known and which led to successive Guggenheim fellowships; Annie Allen, published one year before she became the first African American author to win the Pulitzer Prize in any category; and The Bean Eaters, her fifth publication which expanded her focus from studies of the lives of mainly poor urban black Americans to the heroism of early civil rights workers and events of particular outrage—including the 1955 Emmett Till lynching and the 1957 school desegregation crisis in Little Rock, Arkansas. |
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5653735991n | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Sep 15, 2023 |
At age 7, Maud Martha wants to be "cherished,"
at age 18, she wants "to caress."

Not sure that she attained both of these in this marriage to her first husband,
his infidelities because she was not "pretty," and their grey apartment...
her early life with a real home - with sweet potato pie -was missed by both her and likely many readers.

She loved the Dandelions, the Snow and saved the Mouse!

The short, short chapters deliver gentle terse descriptions of both people and rooms
as she "kept herself to herself."
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m.belljackson | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Apr 26, 2023 |



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