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Gwendolyn Brooks

Poetry

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19881104

In the first part of this interview, Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, talks openly about such subjects as her childhood, her decision to leave Harper & Row and allow her books to be published by a small black-owned publishing company and her own mortality. The second part of this interview, along with an earlier 1984 reading with Gwendolyn Brooks and a Past American Voice Compilation program, are all available in our Audio Archives.

| Subject Matter: Mortality, Family, Chicago | Interview Year: 1988 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Pulitzer Prize, United States Poet Laureate |

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