Selected Poems



The Classic Volume By The Distinguished Modern Poet And Winner Of The 1950 Pulitzer Prize That Represents Her Technical Mastery, Her Compassionate And Illuminating Response To A World That Is Both Special And Universal, And Her Warm Humanity.Selected Poems

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Selected Poems book, this is one of the most wanted Gwendolyn Brooks author readers around the world.

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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Selected Poems
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • English
  • 12 December 2018
  • 0060931744

10 thoughts on “Selected Poems

  1. says:

    These poems focus on the lives of black people, poor people, elderly people, disabled people, soldiers They do not shy away from difficult topics but do not sensationalize them, either one piece, titled the mother, begins starkly, Abortions do not let you forget Brooks inhabits the characters she writes about with a stirringly absolute empathy By shining on them the quiet light of her unostentatiously perfect prosody, she shows us that even society s most overlook...

  2. says:

    This is the first book of poetry I ve read in years I really enjoyed it One of my favourite poems in it was this one To be in loveIs to touch with a lighter hand.In yourself you stretch, you are well.You look at thingsThrough his eyes.A cardinal is red.A sky is blue.Suddenly you know he knows too.He is not there butYou know you are tasting togetherThe winter, or a light spring weather.His hand to take your hand is overmuch.Too much to bear.You cannot look in his eyesBecause your pulse must n This is the first book of poetry I ve read in years I really enjoyed it One of my favourite poems in it was this one To be in loveIs ...

  3. says:

    I had the honor and privilege of meeting Ms Brooks at a reading she gave at a local college in 1992 She was the first honest to God poet I ever met She was personable and down to Earth and, in her mid to late 70 s at the time, as sharp as the proverbial knife And she proceeded to give an hour reading which left everybody in that room a true blue fan of hers.Brooks poetry has a delightfully strange quality about it at once gentle and powerful, simultaneously spare and voluminous She says I had the honor and privilege of meeting Ms Brooks at a reading she ...

  4. says:

    I don t know how old I was when I first read a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks 12, maybe 13 I don t know where I even found the poem But I do remember the specific poem, a song in the front yard, and I do remember reciting my favorite stanza I stayed in the front yard all my life I want a peek at the back Where it s rough and unattended and hungry weed grows A girl gets sick of a rose Of course, I didn t know about symbolism or other poetic devices at the time I just liked the music in her I don t know how old I was when I first read a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks 12, maybe 13 I don t know where I even found the poem But I do remember the specific poem, a song in the front yard, and I do remember reciting my favorite stanza I stayed in the front yard all my life I want a peek at the back Where it s rough and unattended and hungry weed grows A girl gets sick of a rose Of course, I didn t know about symbolism or other poetic devices at the time I just liked the music in her words And I loved the last line A girl gets sick of a rose I still love Gwendolyn ...

  5. says:

    4.5 stars I mean, it s Gwendolyn Motherfucking Brooks.

  6. says:

    These poems were moving and compulsively readable which is saying a lot for me and poetry Filled with personal reflections, mid century African American history, and unsurprisingly beautiful language My copy is completely marked up with all my favorites These poems were moving and compulsively readable which is saying a lot for...

  7. says:

    Gwendolyn Brooks should have been our Inaugural poet, if Clinton valued literature , politics less There s little comparison between her poetry and her sophomoric colleagues We real cool We alone stands as a prosodic and vocal breakthrough in American letters, the voice of the street in spondees, with the line end punctuating the street pause Wonderful, and enlightening Nobody knew you could capture the street in a brief lyric until she did Rappers wo...

  8. says:

    This is the most well known set of Gwendolyn Brooks poetry Many of these poems were published in various magazines and literary journals, and now they re finally brought together in one collection I d like to thank Ryan from HarperCollins for sending me the anniversary edition to enjoy.

  9. says:

    Some of my favorites were, The Preacher Ruminates Behind the Sermon , The Vacant Lot , The Ballad of Rudolph Reed , and To Be in Love From The Aeneid to Civil Rights, her poetic voice was as unique and varied as her themes.

  10. says:

    We wonder But not well Not for a minute Since Number Five is out of the bathroom now, We think of lukewarm water, hope to get in it.Gwendolyn Brooks is AWESOME.

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