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Gwendolyn Brooks

Celebrate Gwendolyn Brooks with PBS Books and WTTW

Daniel Hautzinger

The Chicagoland author and illustrator of the children's book Exquisite: The Life and Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks give a live reading and discuss the process of creating the book as well as their admiration of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.

From the Archive: Gwendolyn Brooks

Daniel Hautzinger

June 7 marks the centenary of Gwendolyn Brooks. The renowned poet was the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize and Poet Laureate of Illinois from 1968 until her death in 2000. Hear her read two of her poems in this WTTW program from 1966.
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