Sunday, January 22, 2012

10 Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks on the Poetry Foundation site

Gwendolyn Brooks published her first poems in the November 1944 issue of Poetry, and she published her most famous poem "We Real Cool" in the September 1959 issue of Poetry magazine. What follows are 10 of her poems that appear on the Poetry Foundation site.

• "a song in the front yard" [includes audio]
• "kitchenette building" [includes audio]
• "We Real Cool" [includes audio]
• "the mother" [includes audio]
• "my dreams, my works, must wait till after hell"
• "The Bean Eaters"
• "Of Robert Frost"
• "A Sunset of the City"
• "Mayor Harold Washington"
• "truth"

A Selection of African American Poets on the Poetry Foundation Site

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