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Passwords: Cheryl Clarke on Gwendolyn Brooks

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Gwendolyn Brooks
Date and Time: 
June 1, 2017 - 7:00PM
Event Location: 
Poets House
Admission: 
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members

Poet and essayist Cheryl Clarke discusses the poetics and politics of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Reading from Brooks’ early and late poetry, Clarke examines Brooks’ contributions to a radical black practice of poetry and her representations of the black working class in A Street in Bronzeville and The Near-Johannesburg Boy.

Presented as a part of Our Miss Brooks 100

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
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