“Still Do I Keep My Look, My Identity...”

by Gwendolyn Brooks

This poem originally appeared in the November 1944 issue of Poetry. See it in its original context.

 

Originally Published: April 2, 2012

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Gwendolyn Brooks was a highly regarded, much-honored poet, with the distinction of being the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize. She also was poetry consultant to the Library of Congress—the first black woman to hold that position—and poet laureate of the State of Illinois. Many of Brooks's works display a political consciousness, especially those from the 1960s and later, with several of her poems reflecting the civil . . .

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