Gwendolyn Brooks: Poems


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  2. ^ "Illinois Poet Laureate". Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Poet Laureate Timeline: 1981–1990". Library of Congress. 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  4. ^ a b Mel Watkins (author) (December 4, 2000). "Gwendolyn Brooks, Whose Poetry Told of Being Black in America, Dies at 83". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-13. Gwendolyn Brooks, who illuminated the black experience in America in poems that spanned most of the 20th century, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1950, died yesterday at her home in Chicago. She was 83. 
  5. ^ Kent (1993). A Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. pp. 1–2. 
  6. ^ Williams, Kenny Jackson (2001). "Brooks, Gwendolyn". In Andrews, William L.; Foster, Frances Smith; Harris, Trudier. The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature. Oxford UP. p. 47. ISBN 9780198031758. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
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  8. ^ The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Alexander, Editor, 2005.
  9. ^ Although her biographer Kenny Jackson Williams lists this as Clay College of New York, there is otherwise no evidence that such a college ever existed. Other biographies show that Brooks did teach at City College of New York, and it is likely that "Clay College" is simply a typo for "City College".
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  11. ^ Williams, John (October 17, 2013). "University of Illinois Acquires Gwendolyn Brooks Archives". The New York Times
  12. ^ "Finding Aid to the Gwendolyn Brooks Papers, 1917-2000, bulk 1950-1989". Online Archive of California. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Maclay, Kathleen (11 Jan 2001). "Personal papers of Pulitzer-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks join archives at UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library". Campus News (UC Berkeley). Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
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  15. ^ "About the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center". Western Illinois University. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  16. ^ Gwenddolyn Brooks Center, Chicago State University.
  17. ^ "Oak Park D97: History of Brooks Middle School". Retrieved 2012-03-15. Named for: Gwendolyn Brooks, Poet Originally built in 1893 as South or Washington Blvd School and later known as Emerson Junior High School. The new building opened in 2002. The Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School student population included 7th and 8th grade students. The school was renamed Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School in September of 2002 with the inclusion of 6th grade children and the opening of a new facility. Our first 6th grade class graduated 8th grade at the end of the 2004–05 school year. 
  18. ^ Asante, Molefi Kete (2002). 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Amherst, New York. Prometheus Books. ISBN 1-57392-963-8.
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