Her first experience of high school came from the primary white high school in the city, Hyde Park High School. Thereafter, she transferred to an all-black high school and then to the integrated Englewood High School. By 1934, Brooks had become a member of the staff of the Chicago Defender and had published almost one hundred of her poems in a weekly poetry column. In 1936, she graduated from Wilson Junior College. Another part of her life came as she married Henry Blakely just two years after she graduated from college.
Brooks grew up on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. She began writing poetry as a young girl, and by the age of 16 had begun publishing her poems regularly in The Chicago Defender. She attended the Woodrow Wilson Junior College in Chicago before marrying a fellow writer, Henry L. Blakely, in 1939. The couple lived together in Chicago, divorcing in 1969 but reuniting in 1973. They had two children, Nora Brooks Blakely and Henry Blakely Jr. Brooks earned a good deal of critical attention in 1945 with the publication of her first anthology of poetry, A Street in Bronzeville.
The two influenced Brooks’ writing tremendously. The influence lead her to write over seventy poems (Bloom 12). In 1935, Gwendolyn graduated from Englewood High School, after graduating brooks went to Wilson Junior College. Brookswent to study English while attending junior college (Bloom 12).On September 17, 1939 Gwendolyn Brooks got married. She married Henry Blakely.
He worked hard, reminisced over his mother's tales of heroism, and issued his first poem. As time passed, Frost wrote many poems that later appeared in his first three books. In September 1912 Frost arrived in London and in May 1913 Ezra Pound published in Poetry the first significant American review of a Frost book. Pleased with Frost's first book, Pound was enthusiastic about the second. At forty years old, the father of a family, he sent letter after letter to friends in the United States, outlining his technique and advising them to publicize his achievement.
He was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin Missouri. He is most known for his poems but he was also a writer. Since his parents split up when he was young his grandmother raised him until he was thirteen and then went to live with his mother and her husband in Illinois. At Lincoln University was where he began his love for poetry and continued his love when he attended Colombia University in New York City. He moved to D.C where he wrote his first “book of poetry called The Weary Blues” (Poets).
Rita Dove’s poem, “Daystar”, is one of many poems found in Dove’s poetry sequence entitled “Thomas and Beulah”. “Daystar”, depicts the life of Dove’s grandmother, as her poetry sequence focuses on the lives of her grandparents. Rita Dove, “A Pulitzer Prize winner, and a former U.S. Poet laureate, is known for exploring issues of family dynamics and African-American identity…” (“Rita Dove”) She was born Rita Frances Dove on August 28, 1952 in Akron, Ohio to a father who was a chemist and a mother who was a homemaker. Dove’s poetry writing emerged after she graduated high school and began attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Sylvia spent her childhood in Winthrop, but after Plath’s father died of diabetes, her mother moved her and her brother, Warren, to Wellesley, Massachusetts which was closer to Plath’s grandmother. Aurelia had acquired a teaching job at Boston University in the medical-secretarial training program. Wellesley was a family focused and education centered community that influenced Plath’s lifestyle and moral values (Sylvia Plath Biography). Plath had kick started her career as a poetess. Plath wrote her first poem, at age eight; “A Summer Will Not Come Again” was published in Seventeen while she was in high school, and sold “Bitter Strawberries” to the Christian Science Monitor while in college (Sylvia Plath Biography).
Later on her books Crossing The Water and Winter Tress were published in 1911 and The Collected Poems in 1981 all of which were edited by Ted Hughes himself. Her first national publication was in 1950 just after graduating from high school in the Christian Science Monitor. Sylvia’s literary movement was confessional poetry which had included some sonnets. She is known as a poet and a short story writer. Sylvia Plath had a lot of ups and downs, but sometimes depression becomes more physical then emotional and ended Sylvia’s life way to early.
The cast. Slavery in the civil war and the African American struggle throughout history influences Beloved’s author throughout her works. Born in Lorain, Ohio on February 18, 1931, Chloe Anthony Wofford became one of the most influential and inspiring authors of the century. The second child of four, Chloe was extremely independent and eventually changed her name to Toni. After leaving home, she attended Howard University and Cornell University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Master of Arts Degree, respectively.
Born on October 27, 1932 in a suburb of Boston Massachusetts, Sylvia Plath was a famous poet, novelist, and writer. Publishing her first poem in the Boston Herald’s children section, at the age of eight, showed her early interest in poetry. Subsequent to her fathers death, Sylvia Plath’s family moved to Wellesley Massachusetts, where she continued the duration of her scholastic experience until college. Sylvia Plath could be described as an exemplary daughter and star student who earned straight A’s throughout her high school career. By 1950, Sylvia Plath had won “The Scholastic Art & Writing Award”, published her first story “And Summer Will Not Come Again”, written over 50 short stories, and had been published in a few magazines.