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Gwendolyn Brooks
Annie Allen (1971 edition), Greenwood Publishing Group
Gwendolyn Brooks
My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget (1995) by Dorothy Winbush Riley

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Born: June 7, 1917

Died: December 3, 2000 (aged 83)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an African-American poet. She was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968 and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985.

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