Celebrating Chicago Poet Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks, 68, poetry consultant to the Library of Congress and named poet laureate of the sate of Illinois in 1968, sits in the Poet Room of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in March 1986. Brooks, who advises the Library of Congress on its literary programs and acquisitions, will end her one-year term in May.
Gwendolyn Brooks sits in the Poet Room of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in March 1986. AP Photo
Gwendolyn Brooks, 68, poetry consultant to the Library of Congress and named poet laureate of the sate of Illinois in 1968, sits in the Poet Room of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in March 1986. Brooks, who advises the Library of Congress on its literary programs and acquisitions, will end her one-year term in May.
Gwendolyn Brooks sits in the Poet Room of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in March 1986. AP Photo

Celebrating Chicago Poet Gwendolyn Brooks

One hundred years after the birth of Gwendolyn Brooks, a new anthology celebrates the Chicago poet's legacy with essays, poetry and artwork.

Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating The Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks touches on Brooks’ life, writing and activism. 

Poet and novelist Sandra Jackson-Opuku joins Morning Shift to talk about the book she helped edit and how Brooks influenced her own life.