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Passwords: Cheryl Clarke on Gwendolyn Brooks
Oct 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm
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
- Oct 19, 2017
- Event Category:
- Readings and Conversations