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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on May 1, 1950, for Annie Allen, making her the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize. Throughout her prolific writing career, Brooks received many more honors. A lifelong resident of Chicago, she was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968, a position she held until her death 32 years later. She was also named the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress for the 1985–86 term. In 1976, she became the first African-American woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
BornGwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks, June 7, 1917, Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
DiedDecember 3, 2000, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Notable worksA Street in Bronzeville, Annie Allen, Winnie
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Poetry (1950), Robert Frost Medal (1989), National Medal of Arts (1995)
Children2, including Nora Brooks Blakely

About Gwendolyn Brooks

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, United States on June 7, 1917. She dies at the age of 83, on December 3, 2000.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for works such as Annie Allen and We Real Cool. In 1985, she was named Poet Laureate of the United States.

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Gwendolyn Brooks before becoming famous

Gwendolyn Brooks was born in the Zodiac sign Gemini (The Twins), and 1917 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Serpent (蛇).

She published her first poem in a children's magazine when she was just thirteen years old.

Achievement of Gwendolyn Brooks

In 1968, she was named Illinois Poet Laureate.

Gwendolyn Brooks's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

She was born in Topeka, Kansas, and moved to Chicago, Illinois, later in life. With her husband, Henry Lowington Blakely, Jr., she had two children.

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She was a well-known African-American poet, like Poet Langston Hughes.

Gwendolyn Brooks Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Gwendolyn Brooks updated on March 20 2023.