Gwendolyn Brooks’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 7, 1917

Death Date

Dec 3, 2000

Age of Death

83 years

Cause of Death

Cancer

Profession

Poet

The poet Gwendolyn Brooks died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for works such as Annie Allen and We Real Cool. She earned the title of U.S. Poet Laureate in 1985.

She was born in Topeka, Kansas, and she later moved to Chicago, Illinois. She had two children with her husband, Henry Lowington Blakely, Jr.

Quotes

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“A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.” (Gwendolyn Brooks)

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“Don’t let anyone call you a minority if you’re black or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group. You’re not less than anybody else.” (Gwendolyn Brooks)

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“When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.” (Gwendolyn Brooks)

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“Look at what’s happening in this world. Every day there’s something exciting or disturbing to write about. With all that’s going on, how could I stop?” (Gwendolyn Brooks)

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“When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you’re telling them that they’re less than somebody else.” (Gwendolyn Brooks)