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Gwendolyn Brooks: Essential American Poets

August 24, 2020
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Archival recordings of former poet laureate Brooks, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded January 19, 1961, Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Presented by The Poetry Foundation, "Essential American Poets" is Donald Hall's selection of classic American poets reading from their work. These recordings are made available as the result of a collaboration between US and UK poet laureates Donald Hall and Andrew Motion.