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Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was the first African American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, winning it in 1950 for her collection, Annie Allen. Mentored by writers including Langston Hughes and Richard Wright, Brooks chronicled the realities of urban black life in works of both lyrical power and narrative urgency. She became a leader of the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s and ‘70s, was appointed the Illinois Poet Laureate in 1968, and served as the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of congress—forerunner of today’s U.S. Poet Laureate—in 1985-‘86. In her warm and deeply researched biography, Jackson, an award-winning novelist, poet, and playwright, celebrates a poet whose work is as fresh and inspiring today as when it was first published.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9780807025048
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Published: Beacon Press - May 30th, 2017

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