Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for functions such as for example Annie Allen and We True Cool. She gained the name of U.S. Poet Laureate in 1985. She released her 1st poem inside a children’s publication when she was simply thirteen years of age. She became the Illinois Poet Laureate in 1968. She was created in Topeka, Kansas, and she later on relocated to Chicago, Illinois. She experienced two kids with her spouse, Henry Lowington Blakely, Jr. She, like Langston Hughes, was a popular African-American poet.
|1||Pictured on one of ten USA nondenominated commemorative postage stamps celebrating "20th Century Poets", issued as a pane of 20 stamps on 21 April 2012. Other stamps in this issued honored Joseph Brodsky, e.e. cummings, Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Hayden, Denise Levertov, and Theodore Roethke. The price of each stamp on day of issue was 45¢.|
|The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards||1985||TV Special||Herself|
|The Creative Person||1966||TV Series documentary||Herself - Poet|
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