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Reading: Our Miss Brooks 100



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Presented as part of a centennial initiative honoring the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American poet to receive the Pulitzer Prize, this program brings together five African American Pulitzer Prize–winning poets—Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Natasha Trethewey, Tracy K. Smith, and Gregory Pardlo—for an evening of poetry and conversation.

Presented in collaboration with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Poetry Foundation, and the Chicago Community Trust

This event is SOLD OUT, a standby line will be available at 5:30 if tickets become available.

*Museum admission is free for Illinois residents every Thursday, 5:00–8:00—including during this event.


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