Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks was a highly influential poet and the first Black author to win the Pulitzer Prize. She was also one of the most widely-read poets of the 20th century, penning poems like the mother,’ ‘We Real Cool,’ and The Bean Eaters.’ She wrote more than 20 books of poetry during her lifetime. She passed away in 2000. Read more about Gwendolyn Brooks.

the sonnet-ballad

‘the sonnet-ballad’ appears in the poetry collection “Annie Allen” by Gwendolyn Brooks. This poem centers on the theme of horror and the pity of war.


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