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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carolyn Marie Rodgers  

Pen Name: Carolyn Rodgers

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: December 14, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: April 2, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.afropoets.net/carolynrodgers.html
-- Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_Rodgers


Illinois Connection

Carolyn was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carolyn Rodgers, a Chicago poet, playwright and author who first learned her trade in the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC) Writer's Workshop meetings and Gwendolyn Brooks' 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.


Awards

Poet Laureate Award, Society of Midland Authors

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2012

Selected Titles At Your Library

How I got ovah :
ISBN: 0385046707. OCLC Number: 1174385

Anchor Press,. .

The heart as ever green :
ISBN: 0385127952. OCLC Number: 4498845

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