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Brooks, Gwendolyn 1917-2000

Overview
Works: 535 works in 1,084 publications in 1 language and 48,803 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Stories in rhyme 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Narrator, Signer, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PS3503.R7244, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gwendolyn Brooks
Selected poems by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

42 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a selection of poems from three earlier books: "A Street in Bronzeville," "Annie Allen," and "The Bean Eaters" as well as some new selections
Bronzeville boys and girls by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

18 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems that celebrate the joy, beauty, imagination, and freedom of childhood
In the Mecca : poems by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was the Pulitzer Prize-winner's first new collection of poetry after a gap of nearly ten years. "I was to be a Watchful Eye; a Tuned Ear; a Super-reporter," Brooks said. "I began writing about whatever I thought I knew, whatever I experienced." What she knew and experienced in those years resulted in poetry charged with a new power and urgency. The book takes its title from a long narrative poem set in a huge decayed apartment house in Chicago's black ghetto, a building called the Mecca. A tragedy in the Mecca gives rise to Brooks' extraordinary poetic evocation of its dense personal miseries and sense of life. Nine shorter poems follow, and these too, in large part, have their source in contemporary figures and circumstances: Medgar Evers and Malcolm X, "the Blackstone Rangers gang," the astonishing prideful mural painted on a ghetto wall one summer. The universality that transcends the immediate event, and is the mark of poetic sensibility, distinguishes all the poetry here. Gwendolyn Brooks' stature as a poet who "induces almost unbearable excitement"--as Phyllis McGinley described her--is here enriched by the new dimensions her work encompasses.--Adapted from book jacket
Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

30 editions published between 1953 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first novel by this world class poet, Maud Martha captures the essence of Black life. Gwendolyn Brooks portrays one woman's quest and love for life despite its difficulties. Whether she confronts teenaged love and marriage or the challenges of womanhood and adulthood survival, we come face to face with Maud Martha--recognizing that her beauty and strength reside deep in every one of us.--Page [4] of cover
The world of Gwendolyn Brooks by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street in Bronzeville.-Annie Allen.-Maud Martha.-The beat eaters.-In the Mecca
Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

23 editions published between 1945 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Gwendolyn Brooks by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic volume by the distinguished modern poet and winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize that represents her technical mastery, her compassionate and illuminating response to a world that is both special and universal, and her warm humanity
Blacks by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the author's prose and poetry
In Montgomery, and other poems by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poems that provide monologues of a variety of voices, including urban children, Winnie Mandela, and Alabama civil rights workers
Jump bad; a new Chicago anthology by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckonings : [poems] by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aching loveliness of these poems is sometimes close to unbearable. Through the magic of Gwendolyn Brooks' words, we hold in our souls' eye a vivid image of our beauty, we glimpse what we might yet be. An incredible woman, this poet: she would urge us into our ultimate, our transcendent humanity, with her love. --Hoyt W. Fuller
A broadside treasury by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To disembark by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family pictures by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riot by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Gwen with love : an anthology dedicated to Gwendolyn Brooks by Patricia L Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Capsule course in Black poetry writing by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this handbook, four authors write on the same topics but with varying emphases. Gwendolyn Brooks sketches the background of Afro-American poetry and offers practical hints and exercises for writing. Keorapatse Kgositsile discusses the role and situation of the black writer. Haki R. Madhubuti (Don L. Lee) explains an author's commitment and discusses the use of words, metaphors, symbols, and characters. Dudley Randall analyzes the syntactical and rhythmical structure of verse and gives suggestions on marketing. The book includes lists of books and articles for background and technique, answers to questions asked by beginning writers, and work sheets showing the growth of a poem. (Jm)
Aloneness by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem distinguishing the difference between loneliness and aloneness, and the virtue of the latter
A Portion of that field; the centennial of the burial of Lincoln by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems from prison by Etheridge Knight( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBrooks, Keziah C.

Blakely, Gwendolyn Brooks.

Blakely, Gwendolyn Brooks 1917-

Blakely, Gwendolyn Brooks 1917-2000

Brooks Blakely, Gwendolyn 1917-2000

Brooks, Gwendolyn

Brooks, Gwendolyn Elizabeth 1917-2000

Gwendolyn Brooks Amerikaans dichteres (1917-2000)

Gwendolyn Brooks amerikai írónő

Gwendolyn Brooks amerikansk poet

Gwendolyn Brooks écrivaine américaine

Gwendolyn Brooks poetessa e scrittrice statunitense

Gwendolyn Brooks US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Gwendolyn Brooksová

Гвендолин Брукс

گوندولین بروکس شاعر آمریکایی

گوەندۆلین برۆۆکس

ग्वेंडोलिन ब्रुक्स

குவெண்டலின் புரூக்ஸ்

브룩스, 겐덜린 1917-

브룩스, 겐들린 1917-

브룩스, 젠들린 1917-

グウェンドリン・ブルックス

格温多林·布鲁克斯

Languages
English (300)

Covers
Bronzeville boys and girlsMaud MarthaThe essential Gwendolyn BrooksBlacksIn Montgomery, and other poemsTo disembarkAlonenessPoems from prison