Poet Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 - 2000), the first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1950, speaks with WPFW's Kathy Anderson and Angelo Gregory on location at Washington, D.C.'s Black Repertory Theatre, where a play based on her work entitled "Among All This, You Stand Like a Fine Brownstone" was being staged. Also includes an interview with Brooks by Grace Cavalieri conducted at WPFW, with Mike Hodge of the Black Repertory Theatre and Noble Lee Lester, who recites a soliloquy from the production. Brooks reads some of her poetry and comments on seeing her work dramatized, on being categorized as a "Black woman poet", and on the potentially creative uses of anger and hatred. Produced by Taliba Holliday, with associate producers Angelo Anthony and Grace Cavalieri.
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