The Whiskey of Our Discontent

The Whiskey of Our Discontent

Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience and Change Agent

Book - 2017
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Perseus Publishing

Winner of the 2017 Central New York Book Award for nonfiction


Finalist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Award


The first black woman to be named United States poet laureate, Brook’s poetry, fiction, and social commentary shed light on the beauty of humanity, the distinct qualities of black life and community, and the destructive effects of racism, sexism, and class inequality.

A collection of thirty essays combining critical analysis and personal reflection, The Whiskey of Our Discontent, presents essential elements of Brooks' oeuvre—on race, gender, class, community, and poetic craft, while also examining her life as poet, reporter, mentor, sage, activist, and educator.

Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work.

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Haymarket Books,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781608467631
Characteristics: xx, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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