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Brooks, Gwendolyn 1917-2000

Overview
Works: 548 works in 1,088 publications in 1 language and 48,159 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Interviews  Stories in rhyme 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Narrator, Signer, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Other, Speaker, Author in quotations or text abstracts
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 2,990 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 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple poems that reflect the experiences and feelings of African American children living in big cities
In the Mecca : poems by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,643 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 1,266 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 )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,266 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 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Gwendolyn Brooks by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 873 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 )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 862 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 839 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 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckonings : [poems] by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 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 )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To disembark by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family pictures by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riot by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aloneness by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 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 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street in Bronzeville by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )

14 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwendolyn Brooks was one of the most accomplished and acclaimed poets of the last century, the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize and the first black woman to serve as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress- the forerunner of the U.S. Poet Laureate. Here is her groundbreaking first book of poems, a searing portrait of Chicago's South Side
 
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Selected poems
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

브룩스, 겐덜린 1917-

브룩스, 겐들린 1917-

브룩스, 젠들린 1917-

Languages
English (329)

Covers
Bronzeville boys and girlsMaud MarthaThe essential Gwendolyn BrooksBlacksIn Montgomery, and other poemsTo disembarkAloneness