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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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


Poet Laureate Award, Society of Midland Authors

Speaking Engagements