Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) wrote more than 20 books of poetry and served as the Illinois Poet Laureate from 1968-2000 and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1985-1986. Learn more about this amazing artist by investigating the resources below.
Gwendolyn Brooks reads from her poetry audio recording September 30, 1985
We Real Cool broadside
A Street in Bronzeville Books that Shaped America online exhibition
“Gwendolyn Brooks Is Named as Next Library Poetry Consultant” Library of Congress Information Bulletin May 20, 1985
Happy Birthday, Maxine Kumin and Gwendolyn Brooks! From the Catbird Seat blog June 5, 2015
Curator’s Picks: American Women Poets Library of Congress blog March 26, 2015