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        Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)

    my dreams, my works, must wait till after hell

First Line: I HOLD my honey and I store my bread

This poem is protected by copyright and cannot be displayed without permission of the copyright holder. It can be found, for example, in:

  • Brooks, Gwendolyn. A Street in Bronzeville. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1945.
  • Ferguson, Margaret, Mary Jo Salter, and Jon Stallworthy, eds. The Norton Anthology of Poetry (Fourth Edition). New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996.

    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.