Gwendolyn Brooks

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Birthday
7, 1917
Birthplace
Topeka, KS
Death Date
Dec 3, 2000 (83)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1917
Birthplace
Topeka, KS
Death Date
Dec 3, 2000 (83)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for works such as Annie Allen and We Real Cool. She earned the title of U.S. Poet Laureate in 1985.

Before Fame

She published her first poem in a children's magazine when she was just thirteen years old.

Trivia

She became the Illinois Poet Laureate in 1968.

Family Life

She was born in Topeka, Kansas, and she later moved to Chicago, Illinois. She had two children with her husband, Henry Lowington Blakely, Jr.

Associated With

She, like Langston Hughes, was a famous African-American poet.