In the Mecca
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- Dimensions (in):8.1 x 5.7 x 0.6
- Publication Date:1968
Collection of poetry by Pulitzer Prize winner Brooks. "I began writing about whatever I thought I knew, whatever I experienced." What she has known and experienced in these past 10 years--the passionate commitment and involvement of being Negro--has resulted in poetry charged with a new power and urgency. The book takes its title from a long narrative poem set in as huge decayed apartment house in Chicago
s Negro ghetto, a building called the Mecca. A tragedy in the Mecca gives rise to Miss Brooks' extraordinary poetic evocation of its dense personal miseries and sense of life. The universality that transcends the immediate event, and is the mark of poetic sensibility, distinguishes all the poetry here. In 1968, Miss Brooks was named Poet Laureate for the State of Illinois, succeeding the late Carl Sandburg.
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