“The Bean Eaters” by Gwendolyn Brooks
Encyclopedia-type introduction to Gwendolyn Brooks's themes, style, and techniques, includes a biography of Brooks and text for some of her most famous poems. For many of the poems, audio files of Brooks herself reading are available. Also, a bibliography of her books and stories, and a selected secondary bibliography. .
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June 7, 2017, marked the centenary of the birth of poet, novelist and educator Gwendolyn Brooks. Born in Topeka, Kansas, Brooks moved to Chicago with her family as an infant and resided in the city the rest of her life. Regarded as one of the most influential poets of the 20th century, Brooks was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize. In 1968, she was named Illinois Poet Laureate, succeeding Carl Sandburg, and held that title until her death on December 3, 2000. She also served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1985 through 1986.
Brooks authored more than twenty books of poetry, including Children Coming Home; The Near-Johannesburg Boy and Other Poems; Riot; In the Mecca; The Bean Eaters; Annie Allen; and A Street in Bronzeville. She also wrote one novel, Maud Martha, and two autobiographies, Report from Part One: An Autobiography (1972) and Report from Part Two (1996).
"The Bean Eaters" by Gwendolyn Brooks ..
Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "Truth" is an early poem - probably written in the late 1940s, perhaps 1949. She mentions this poem in the introduction she gave to Etheridge Knight before Knight's reading on February 26, 1986. The recording of is available on PennSound's Etheridge Knight page. is a copy of the text of Brooks' poem.
Gwendolyn Brooks - Poet | Academy of American Poets
was an homage of sorts inspired by the person who was then, and in many ways still is, my favorite poet: Gwendolyn Brooks.While I hear Brooks read in my head and on the page all the time, I heard Brooks read aloud in person only once.