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Carolyn M. Rogers

Born: 1940 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Carolyn M. Rogers on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  How I got ovah :
ISBN: 0385046731 OCLC: 2635745

Anchor Press, Garden City, N.Y. : 1976, ©1975.

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

Anchor Press/Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y. : 1978.