Riot. (Signed)

A poem in three parts by Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black author to win the Pulitzer Prize in any category. Riot was “Brooks’s first book of poetry released by Broadside Press after she left Harper & Row. The change from a major publisher to the small new press reflected her newly urgent interest in racial consciousness. ‘Everyone who’s Black,’ she said, ‘ought to have a Black publisher.’ In Riot, Brooks documents reactions of the global Black community to the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Working with Broadside Press gave Brooks more freedom to speak directly to Black audiences.” (The Morgan Library and Museum) From the collection of Oliver St. Clair Franklin, OBE, Honorary Consul, British Honorary Consulate, Philadelphia. Inscribed: “For Oliver, Sincerely, Gwendolyn Brooks March 16, 1989.”

Description: Riot. (Signed)

Detroit: Broadside Press, (1969) 1970. Second Printing. 22pp. Sm. 8vo. Illustrated stiff paper wrappers. Frontispiece illustration by Jeff Donaldson. Light rubbing to both covers and faint creasing along spine; Very Good.


Price: $250.00