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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carolyn Marie Rodgers  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Chicago, Il.

Died: April 2, 2010

-- Carolyn Marie Rodgers on WorldCat --

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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

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

Anchor Press,. .

Additional Title Information

  • 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


    Poet Laureate Award, Society of Midland Authors

    Speaking Engagements