Gwendolyn brooks is one of the most highly regarded, highly influential, and widely read poets of 20th-century american poetry she was a much-honored poet, even in her lifetime, with the distinction of being the first black author to win the pulitzer prize she also was poetry consultant to the library of congress—the first black woman to hold.
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Gwendolyn brooks was the first african american to receive a pulitzer prize for poetry and is best known for her poetic descriptions of african american city life gwendolyn brooks was born on june 7, 1917, in topeka, kansas, the eldest child of keziah (wims) brooks, a schoolteacher, and david.
Brooks' life and career kenny jackson williams although she was born on 7 june 1917 in topeka, kansas--the first child of david and keziah brooks--gwendolyn brooks is a chicagoan the family moved to chicago shortly after her birth, and despite her extensive travels and periods in some of the major universities of the country, she.
Gwendolyn brooks, new york times obituary december 4, 2000 gwendolyn brooks, whose poetry told of being black in america, dies at 83 by mel watkins gwendolyn brooks, who illuminated the black experience in america in poems that spanned most of the 20th century, winning the pulitzer prize in 1950, died yesterday at her home in.