Audio Recording Gwendolyn Brooks reading from her poetry

Gwendolyn Brooks reading from her poetry

About this Item

Title

  • Gwendolyn Brooks reading from her poetry

Summary

  • The twenty-ninth person appointed Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gwendolyn Brooks reads selections from her poetry. Dr. John Broderick introduces the poet.

Names

  • Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000.
  • Broderick, John C.
  • Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund.
  • Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 1985.

Contents

  • When You Have Forgotten Sunday: The Love Story (min. 14:48); To Those of My Sisters Who Kept Their Naturals (min. 18:05); We Real Cool (min. 21:09); The Lovers of the Poor (min. 23:50); Bronzeville Woman in a Red Hat: Hires Out to Mrs. Miles (min. 32:55); Riot (min. 35:41); Tornado at Talladega (min. 41:47); The Chicago Picasso (min. 44:05); The Life of Lincoln West (min. 46:25); Young Afrikans (min. 55:33); sonnet from The Children of the Poor (min. 57:16); The Mother (min. 01:00:57); Building (min. 01:05:55); Ballad of Pearl May Lee (min. 01:09:17); Computer (min. 01:15:35)

Notes

  • -  Title from descriptive sheet.
  • -  Recorded Sept. 30, 1985, in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
  • -  Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • 1 sound tape reel (ca. 60 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 10 in. + 1 descriptive sheet.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PS3503.R7244
  • RWB 1569

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 85755182

Online Format

  • audio

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Rights & Access

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Chicago citation style:

Brooks, Gwendolyn, John C Broderick, Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry And Literature Fund, and Archive Of Recorded Poetry And Literature. Gwendolyn Brooks reading from her poetry. 1985. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/85755182/.

APA citation style:

Brooks, G., Broderick, J. C., Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry And Literature Fund & Archive Of Recorded Poetry And Literature. (1985) Gwendolyn Brooks reading from her poetry. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/85755182/.

MLA citation style:

Brooks, Gwendolyn, et al. Gwendolyn Brooks reading from her poetry. 1985. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/85755182/>.