A STREET IN BRONZEVILLE by Gwendolyn Brooks

A STREET IN BRONZEVILLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This slim volume of verse by a Negro poetess is gifted, passionate and authentic. The author chooses strictly human themes connected with the dense, poignant life of the Negro, as well as some connected with the Negro in war. The themes in themselves are not so original, but the feeling is fresh, the music and melody and versification individual, and the imagery is arresting and in-wrought into the texture of the poem. Here is no ""school"", no intellectualism, no decadence, but the fresh stuff of poetry deeply felt. Anyone interested in poetry and the contributions of the Negro in particular will appreciate this little volume.

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 1945
Publisher: Harper