Definition of Brooks, Gwendolyn in US English:

Brooks, Gwendolyn

proper noun

  • (1917– 2000), US poet and writer. She was the first African-American woman named as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress 1985–86 and the first to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collected in Annie Allen (1949).

Pronunciation

Brooks, Gwendolyn

/bro͝oks/