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Carolyn Marie Rodgers

Born: December 14, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: April 2, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois

Pen Name: Carolyn Rodgers

Connection to Illinois: Carolyn was born and raised in Chicago.

Biography: 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.

  • -- Poet Laureate Award, Society of Midland Authors
  • -- Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2012

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

How I got ovah :
ISBN: 0385046707 OCLC: 1174385

Anchor Press, Garden City, N.Y. : [1975]

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