Book Review: Claudia Rankine on the Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks

Claudia Rankine
July 31, 2017

In a review for the New York Times, Claudia Rankine considers two recently published anthologies in tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Gwendolyn Brooks–The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (Kahn, ¬†Shankar and Smith) and Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks (Lansana and Jackson-Opoku).

Claudia Rankine is the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University. She is the author of five collections of poetry, including, Citizen: An American Lyric (2014)