Primary Source Spotlight: Gwendolyn Brooks

We Real Cool Gwendolyn Brooks

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.

Audio recordings

We Real Cool broadside

A Street in Bronzeville Books that Shaped America online exhibition

Literary Birthday Celebration: Gwendolyn Brooks Library of Congress streaming webcast (transcript) June 7, 2012


Library blog posts

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