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Gwendolyn Brooks, Poet

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Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve" said Gwendolyn Brooks. "And I begun playing with words." Born on June 7, 1917 Brooks wrote her first poem by the age of 7 and had publish about 75 poems by 16 much of her poetry is a bout black people who faced racism and poverty. Annie Allen, her second collectian of poetry, brought her the first pulitzer Prize awarded to an African American.

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"Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve," said Gwendolyn Brooks. "And I began playing with words." Born on June 7, 1917, Brooks wrote her first poem by the age of 7 and had published about 75 poems by 16. Much of her poetry is about black people who faced racism and poverty. Annie Allen, her second collection of poetry, brought her the first Pulitzer Prize awarded to an African American.


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
Copyright © 2005 Education World

06/2005