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Author: Gwendolyn Brooks
Publisher: New York : Perennial Classics, 1999.
Series: Perennial classic.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st perennial classics edView all editions and formats
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Selections from three earlier volumes reflect the distinguished poet's response to the realities of modern life.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gwendolyn Brooks
ISBN: 0060931744 9780060931742
OCLC Number: 40489339
Description: xii, 137 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Street in Bronzeville: Street in Bronzville --
Kitchenette building --
Mother --
Southeast corner --
Hunchback girl: she thinks of heaven --
Song in the front yard --
Ballad of chocolate Mabbie --
Preacher: ruminates behind the sermon --
Sadie and Maud --
Independant man --Of De Witt Williams on his way to Lincoln cemetery --
Vacant lot --
Sundays of Satin-legs Smith --
Negro hero --
Gay chaps at the bar: Gay chaps at the bar --
Still do I keep my look, my identity ... --
My dreams, my work, must wait till after hell --
Looking --
Piano after war --
Mentors--
White troops had their orders but the negros 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 --
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 --
Duck fats rot in the roasting pan --
"Do not be afraid of no' --
But can see better there, and laughing there --
Anniad: Think of sweet and chocolate --
Appendix to the Anniad: You need the untranslatable ice to watch --
Certainty we two shall meet by God --
Oh mother, mother, where is happiness --
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 --
Light and diplomatic bird --
Carried her unprotesting out the door --
They get to Benvenuti's. There are booths --
Dry brown coughing beneath their feet --
If the 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 --
Bean eaters: In honor of David Anderson Brooks, my father --
My little 'bout-town gal --
Strong men, riding horses --
Bean eaters --
We real cool --
Old Mary --
Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon --
Last quatrain of the ballad of Emmett Till --
Mrs. Small --
Jessie Mitchell's mother --
Chicago defender sends a man to Little Rock --
Lovers of the poor --
Sunset of the city --
Man of the middle class --
Crazy woman --
Bronzeville man with a belt in the back --
Lovely love --
Penitent considers another coming of Mary --
Bronzeville woman in a red hat --
In Emanuel's nightmare: another coming of Christ --
Ballad of Rudolph Reed --
New poems: Riders to the blood-red wrath --
Empty woman --
To be in love --
Of Robert Frost --
Langston Hughes --
Catch of shy fish: Garbageman: Man with the orderly mind --
Sick man looks at flowers --
Old people working (garden, car) --
Weaponed woman --
Old tennis player --
Surrealist and Omega --
Spaulding and Francois --
Big Bessie throws her son into the street --
About Gwendolyn Brooks.
Series Title: Perennial classic.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Gwendolyn Brooks.
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Selections from three earlier volumes reflect the distinguished poet's response to the realities of modern life.

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