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Harper & Row, 1963 - Poetry - 127 pages
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This volume brings together the best of the Pulitzer Prize winner's work from three earlier books now out of print, and includes a section of new poems which have not appeared before in book form.

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User Review  - AlanWPowers - LibraryThing

Gwendolyn Brooks should have been our Inaugural poet, if Clinton valued literature more, politics less. There's little comparison between her poetry and her sophomoric colleagues'. "We real cool. We ... Read full review

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

I didn't particularly enjoy this collection. I've been teaching "We Real Cool" for years, and I never get tired of it, so I looked forward to a larger sampling of Brooks' work, but I don't really ... Read full review

Contents

A Street in Bronzeville
3
The Sundays of SatinLegs Smith
12
Negro Hero
19
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Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Annie Allen" and one of the most celebrated African American poets. She was Poet Laureate for the state of Illinois, a National Women's Hall of Fame inductee, and a recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts. She received fifty honorary degrees. Her other books include "a Street in Bronzeville, In the Mecca, The Bean Eaters, " and "Maud Martha".

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