Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)|
In Honor of David Anderson Brooks,
JULY 30, 1883-NOVEMBER 21, 1959
First Line: A dryness is upon the house
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Gwendolyn Brooks recieved the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950, the first black author to win in any category. She succeeded Carl Sandburg as the Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968.