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Brooks, Gwendolyn E. (Gwendolyn Elizabeth) Edit

Summary

Agent Type
Person

Dates

  • 1917- 2000 (Existence)

Name Forms

  • Brooks, Gwendolyn E. (Gwendolyn Elizabeth)

Notes

  • Biography/Historical Note

    Gwendolyn Brooks was an American poet who was the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1950. She appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968, a position held until her death, and served as a Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985. Skellings introduced Gwendolyn Brooks at a Miami Book Fair event. He admired her poetry.