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Author: Gwendolyn Brooks
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1963]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Contains a selection of poems from three earlier books: "A Street in Bronzeville," "Annie Allen," and "The Bean Eaters" as well as some new selections.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000.
Selected poems.
New York: Harper & Row [1963]
(OCoLC)565856717
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gwendolyn Brooks
ISBN: 0060909897 9780060909895
OCLC Number: 767982
Description: x, 127 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A Street in Bronzeville. Kitchenette building --
The mother --
Southeast corner --
Hunchback girl : She thinks of Heaven --
A song in the front yard --
The ballad of chocolate Mabbie --
The preacher : Ruminates behind the sermon --
Sadie and Maud --
The independent man --
Of De Witt Williams on his way to Lincoln Cemetery --
The vacant lot --
The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith --
Negro hero --
Gay Chaps at the Bar --
Still I do keep my look, my identity --
My dreams, my works, must wait till after hell --
Looking --
Piano after war --
Mentors --
The white troops had their orders but the negroes looked like men --
Firstly inclined to take what it is told --
"God works in a mysterious way" --
Love note I : Surely --
Love note II : Flags --
The progress --
Annie Allen. Notes From the Childhood and the Girlhood. Clogged and soft and sloppy eyes --
Chicken, she chided early, should not wait --
After the baths and bowel-work, he was dead --
Late Annie in her bower lay --
The duck fats rot in the roasting pan --
"Do not be afraid on no" --
But can see better there, and laughing here --
The Anniad. Think of sweet and chocolate --
Appendix to the Anniad. You need the untranslatable ice to watch --
The certainty we two shall meet by God --
Oh mother, mother, where is happiness --
The Womanhood. People who have no children can be hard --
What shall I give my children? Who are poor --
And shall I prime my children, pray, to pray? --
First fight. Then fiddle. Ply the slipping string --
When my dears die, the festival-colored brightness --
Life for my child is simple, and is good --
Sweet Sally took a cardboard box --
A light and diplomatic bird --
Carried her unprotesting out the door --
They get to Benvenuti's. There are booths --
The dry brown coughing beneath their feet --
And if sun comes --
One wants a teller in a time like this --
People protest in sprawling lightless ways --
Men of careful turns, haters of forks in the road --
The Bean Eaters. In honor of David Anderson Brooks, my father --
My little 'bout-town gal --
Strong men, riding horses --
The bean eaters --
We real cool --
Old Mary --
A Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon --
The last quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till --
Mrs. Small --
Jessie Mitchell's mother --
The Chicago Defender sends a man to Little Rock --
The lovers of the poor --
A sunset of the city --
A man of middle class --
The crazy woman --
Bronzeville man with a belt in the back --
A lovely love --
A penitent considers another coming of Mary --
Bronzeville woman in a red hat --
In Emanuel's nightmare : Another coming of Christ --
The Ballad of Rudolph Reed --
New Poems. Riders to the blood-red wrath --
The empty woman --
To be in love --
Of Robert Frost --
Langston Hughes --
A Catch of Shy Fish. Garbageman : The man with the orderly mind --
Sick man looks at flowers --
Old people working (garden, car) --
Weaponed woman --
Old tennis player --
A surrealist and Omega --
Spaulding and François --
Big Bessie throws her son into the street.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: by Gwendolyn Brooks.

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Contains a selection of poems from three earlier books: "A Street in Bronzeville," "Annie Allen," and "The Bean Eaters" as well as some new selections.

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