Talk:Gwendolyn Brooks

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Gwendolyn Brooks[edit]

http://www.zphib1920.org/heritage/notable_zetas.html

http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/showthread.php?t=7762&page=3&highlight=brooks

How many Guggenheim Fellowships has she recieved?[edit]

~ 69.148.174.162 01:42, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

gwendolyn brooks[edit]

why gwendolyn brooks encycleopedia does not have an infobox with the date of birth,and the place where she was born,and the date of death,and the place of death,added with how old she was

gwendolyn brooks[edit]

why gwendolyn brooks encycleopedia does not have an infobox with the date of birth,and the place where she was born,and the date of death,and the place of death,added with how old she was —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.16.158.190 (talk) 19:36, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

gwendolyn brooks[edit]

when y'all was printing encycleopedias,why did y'all forgot to put and infomation box on gwendolyn brooksʔ when y'all get ready,can you put an infomation box on gwendolyn brooks ʔ when y'all put the infomation box on gwendolyn brooks,can y'all put when and where she was born and when and when she diedʔ here's an example; born= june 7,1917 topekka,kanas [united states] died= december 3,2000 chicago,illinois[aged 83] —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.34.120.227 (talk) 20:55, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

3 year old poetry genius!!!! (apparently)[edit]

It says in the info box that she was born on 1917, yet her writing period began in 1917. That can't be right. Are you sure she started writing poems at 3 years old? It doesn't seem to make sense, but I guess it could happen.99.54.173.160 (talk) 04:38, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

hi[edit]

hi —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.51.65.226 (talk) 18:07, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

references[edit]

This reads like an essay (and quite a good one, actually). But it needs references. Is it mostly derived from a single source, or WP:OR, or compiled from WP:RS but the refs not added? DavidOaks (talk) 19:15, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Excerpt[edit]

Why exactly is this section here? Am I wrong in thinking that it is a little out-of-the-ordinary, and somewhat jarring? If it is worthy of being a section unto itself (or included in the way that it is) it should at the very least be expanded with a couple more lines from the poem and some more context. Frankly, though, it seems like unless the excerpt is necessary in reference to something else it's fairly extraneous. Someone that wants an example of her poetry need merely go to an external source - it's not as though "We Real Cool" is hard to find. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.81.91.112 (talk) 07:47, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

I don't like it either, and the use of the quote box seems inappropriate here—aren't those designed for sidebars and such? If we're going to have an excerpt, it should one (or more) of her most well-known pieces, with a discussion of how that quote exemplifies her style. For now, though, I'm okay with simply removing the entire section. Aristophanes68 (talk) 14:22, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

What is a "children's life box"?[edit]

74.96.36.168 (talk) 14:04, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Wow -- that was some vandalism from a few months back that never got caught. Thanks for pointing it out! Aristophanes68 (talk) 16:00, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Clay College?[edit]

When I google "Clay College of New York", the only hits I get are to biographies of Brooks. When I google "Clay College", I get a school in New Jersey. Does anyone know what school this "Clay College of New York" refers to? I assume it is either defunct or has changed names, but it's odd that I can't find any mention of it outside of Brooks. Help? Aristophanes68 (talk) 15:02, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Update: several biographies mention that she taught at City College of New York, so I'm betting that's what was meant here. Aristophanes68 (talk) 16:03, 23 August 2014 (UTC)