Gwendolyn Brooks

As one of the most well-recognized poets of the 20th century, Gwendolyn Brooks wrote about racism, sexism, and other politically conscious subjects. Brooks met the famous Langston Hughes at just the age of 16 and he encouraged her to keep writing. Her second collection of poems, Annie Allen, won the Pulitzer Prize making the first African American to do so. Gwendolyn’s poems are a reflection of what happened in the past and what can happen to the future.

An interview with Gwendolyn Brooks.

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