Tag Archives: Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks typewriter featured at the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: Gwendolyn Brooks

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a series from the American Writers Museum that aims to shed light on the typewriters and other tools behind some of your favorite works of literature. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about these trusty machines and the writers who used them. Our next special exhibit Tools of the Trade, opening […]

Introducing the American Writers Museum Reading Circle: Poetry Edition

The American Writers Museum Reading Circle is a new members-only program that allows fans to get up close and personal with their favorite writers. Members will have the chance to deeply read their favorite works with the guidance of an expert, explore their influence on the American voice, and discuss their thoughts with peers in […]

A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun by Angela Jackson

Excerpt: A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life & Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks

Before America had an official poet laureate, the functions of that office were performed by the poetry consultant to the Library of Congress. Gwendolyn Brooks became the twenty-ninth poetry consultant. Her tenure at the Library of Congress was a success; she defined the work of the poet laureate. She was an activist poetry consultant, welcoming […]