Bronze sculpted bust of Gwendolyn Brooks with a wood porch in the background and large, stone circles in the foreground.

4532 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653

Located Within: Brooks (Gwendolyn) Park
Supervisor: Tony Fitzgerald
Artist: Margot McMahon
Medium: Bronze, wood, stone
Year Created: 2018
Installed: 2018
Features: Temporary, Monument, Sculpture



The Chicago Park District, in partnership with the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, The Poetry Foundation, and Brooks Permissions, presents a memorial to Chicago, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks in Brooks Park. The sculpted bust is accompanied by a porch modeled after the poet's childhood writing spot, a stepping stone path etched with quotations from Annie Allen, and a stone circle.

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Gwendolyn Brooks : The Oracle of Bronzeville | Monument

4532 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653
United States