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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carolyn M. Rogers  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1940 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Carolyn M. Rogers on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Rodgers first attended college at the University of Illinois in 1960, but transferred to Chicago’s Roosevelt University in 1961 where she earned her BA degree in 1965. She later earned a MA in English from the University of Chicago in 1980.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rogers was a Chicago-based American poet and a founder of one of America’s oldest and largest black presses, ''Third World Press''. She got her start in the literary circuit as a young woman studying under Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks in the South Side of Chicago.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

How I Got Ovah New and Selected Poems
ISBN: 0385046731

Doubleday. 1976

Book by Rodgers, Carolyn M.

The heart as ever green: Poems
ISBN: 0385127952

Anchor Press/Doubleday. 1978