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.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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