Gwendolyn Brooks: On "Gay Chaps at the Bar"
["Gay Chaps at the Bar" is] A sonnet series in off-rhyme, because I felt it was an off-rhyme situation--I did think of that. I first wrote the one sonnet, without thinking extensions. I wrote it because of a letter I got from a soldier who included that phrase in what he was telling me; and then I said, there are other things to say about what's going on at the front and all, and I'll write more poems, some of them based on the stuff of letters that I was getting from several soldiers, and I felt it would be good to have them all in the same form, because it would serve my purposes throughout.
Brooks, Gwendolyn. Report from Part One. Detroit: Broadside Press, 1972.
|Title||Gwendolyn Brooks: On "Gay Chaps at the Bar"||Type of Content||Criticism|
|Criticism Author||Gwendolyn Brooks||Criticism Target||Gwendolyn Brooks|
|Criticism Type||Poet||Originally Posted||04 Jun 2015|
|Publication Status||Excerpted Criticism||Publication||Report from Part One|
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