Gay Chaps at the Bar

By Gwendolyn Brooks 1917–2000 Gwendolyn Brooks
This poem originally appeared in the November 1944 issue of Poetry. See it in its original context.

Source: Poetry (April 2012).

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This poem originally appeared in the April 2012 issue of Poetry magazine

April 2012
 Gwendolyn  Brooks

Biography

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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SUBJECT Living, Death, Time & Brevity, Love, Desire, Social Commentaries, War & Conflict

Poetic Terms Sonnet

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