Gwendolyn Brooks: April 21, 1997
The Poetry Center presents Gwendolyn Brooks, reading at Wheeler Hall, the University of California, Berkeley, at an event co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley English Department and The Poetry Center. Brooks reads poems published at the time in magazines and newspapers, selections from Winnie (Third World Press, 1991), A Street in Bronzeville (Harper & Bros., 1945), In Montgomery, and Other Poems (Third World Press, 2003), Children Coming Home (David Co., 1991), The Bean Eaters (Harper & Bros., 1960), The Near-Johannesburg Boy (David Co., 1987), and Gottschalk and the Grand Tarantelle (David Co., 1988), commenting throughout on her work. Black studies scholar and UC Berkeley professor Barbara Christian contributes at the close of the recording. Note: This recording is audio only. Photo of Gwendolyn Brooks, April 21, 1997, by Jewelle Gomez.
- Originally Recorded By:
- Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley
- Total Run Time:
- Barbara Christian, Jewelle Gomez