by Gwendolyn Brooks
the mother Resources
Check out this brief bio and bibliography of our gal.
Here's a longer bio of Brooks.
Check out Illinois's perspective on the poet.
This is just an awesome resource.
Here she is in a 1986 interview.
Watch a finalist in this competition give her interpretation.
Listen to Brooks reading several of her poems, including "the mother."
We really dig this happy writer photo.
She knows what's up.
The original cover of the book that established Brooks in the poetry scene
Articles and Interviews
This is an awesome resource on Ms. Brooks that includes interviews, bios, and analyses of poems.
Check out what the experts have to say.
This is a great intro to Brooks's poetry.
Get all the deets on Brooks's life here.
This is a sweet book of interviews with the poet.