PROGRAM: Gwendolyn Books Youth Poetry Award

Presented by:
Illinois Humanities Council
Local Partner: Foundations Subject: African American/Black, Cross-Cultural Understanding, History, Performing Arts, Poetry Audience: All, Young Adult, Youth/Teen

Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks founded and led an annual Youth Poetry Award from 1970 until her death in 2000. In 2017, the Council revitalized the Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards and has partnered with the National Poetry Foundation to conduct the 2018 Award program.