by Gwendolyn Brooks
Kitchenette Building Resources
The Poetry Foundation has tons of info on Brooks, including audio recordings of some of her poems, as well as articles, and recommendations for further reading.
Who knew there was such a cool resource? Check out this entry on kitchenette buildings to learn more about where (and when) this poem is coming from.
This vid sketches out a tribute to the poet's life and work.
Brooks sits down with the director of the Library of Congress folklore division to discuss her work and influences on her work.
Hear it in the poet's own voice.
Listen to Brooks read a selection of her poems and enjoy the music of them. Recorded in 1961 at the Library of Congress.
Brooks lectures at poetry day in Chicago in 1990.
Here's an early photo of Brooks, poised to do what she did best.
Here's Brooks later on in life, with glasses.
Brooks continued to read and give lectures until very late in her life.
Articles and Interviews
Critic Hannah Brooks-Motl delves into the history surrounding kitchenettes, and what that meant for Brooks.
Brooks dishes info on her early life, who and what influenced her poetry, and what it's like to be Poet Laureate.
This New York Times interview looks back at Brooks's life and career after her death at age 83.
You'll find "Kitchenette Building" and more of Brooks's most famous poems in this collection.
Brooks won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for her collection Annie Allen.
Brooks published her autobiography, Report from Part One, in 1972.