Below is her poem A Penitent Considers Another Coming of Mary, For Reverand Theodore Richardson. It reminds me of Christmas and our country's arc of conduct lately. [For those of you of other faiths, welcome and please bear with me.]
If Mary came would Mary
Forgive, as Mothers may,
And sad and second Saviour
Furnish us today?
She would not shake her head and leave
This military air,
But ratify a modern hay,
And put her Baby there.
Mary would not punish men--
If Mary came again.
Brooks' Bean Eaters (my all time favorite Gwendolyn poem) can be found here. An audio file of her reading We Real Cool can be found here.
Link to Elegy for Gwendolyn Brooks by Quraysh Lansana.
Modern American Poetry site on Brooks here.
Link to the Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School in Aurora, IL that sadly does little on their site to honor her.
Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University here.