Happy Birthday Blog – Gwendolyn Brooks

Happy Birthday Blog – Gwendolyn Brooks

Born today in 1917 in Topeka, Kansas, The Good Doctors are delighted to celebrate the life and work of one of the great American poets. Gwendolyn Brooks was the Poet Laureate for the State of Illinois. She was also the first African American to with the Pulitzer Prize in 1950. Learn more about her through this fabulous interview from 1986.

Learn more about her from the Poetry Foundation here.

 



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