Carolyn Marie Rodgers

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General Information

Name: Carolyn Marie Rodgers

Pen Name: None

Birth Year: 1945

Place of Birth: Chicago, Il.

Died: April 2, 2010

Illinois Connection

Carolyn was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carolyn Rodgers, a Chicago poet who first learned her trade in the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC) Writer's Workshop meetings and Gwendolyn Brooks's Writers Workshops, was distinctive as a new black woman poet in the late 1960s, when she published her first two books, for her vehement adherence to the Black Arts program.

Published Works

  • Long Rap/ Commonly Known as a Poetic Essay, Broadside Press, 1971
  • How I Got Ovah, New and Selected Poems, Doubleday, 1975
  • The Heart as Ever Green, Poems, Doublyday, 1978

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

How I got ovah: New and selected poems

ISBN: 0385046707
Release Date: 1975

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Literary Awards

Poet Laureate Award, Society of Midland Authors

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances


External Links

Carolyn Marie Rodgers on WorldCat

Carolyn Marie Rodgers on Amazon


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