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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carolyn M. Rogers  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: 1940 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Rodgers first attended college at the University of Illinois in 1960, but transferred to Chicago’s Roosevelt University in 1961 where she earned her BA degree in 1965. She later earned a MA in English from the University of Chicago in 1980.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rogers was a Chicago-based American poet and a founder of one of America’s oldest and largest black presses, ''Third World Press''. She got her start in the literary circuit as a young woman studying under Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks in the South Side of Chicago.

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