|Born||September 7, 1927|
|Died||November 7, 2017 (aged 90)|
|Occupation||Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia|
|Notable works||The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women|
Dolores Kendrick (September 7, 1927 – November 7, 2017) was an American poet, and served as the second Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia. Her book The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women won the Anisfield-Wolfe Award.
She adapted The Women of Plums for the theater, which won the 1997 New York New Playwrights Award.
- Through the Ceiling, Paul Breman Limited, 1975
- Now Is the Thing to Praise, Lotus Press, 1984, ISBN 978-0-916418-54-0
- The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women, Phillips Exeter Academy Press, 1990, ISBN 978-0-939618-08-8
- Why the woman is singing on the corner: a verse narrative, Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2001, ISBN 978-1-931807-00-5
- "Dolores Kendrick", Smithsonian, Annacostia Community Museum, Anacostia.si.edu; accessed November 11, 2017.
- "Office of the Poet Laureate". Archived from the original on 2012-05-18. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
- The 78th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Anisfield-wolf.org; accessed November 11, 2017.
- Dolores Kendrick page, KorePress.org; accessed November 11, 2017.
- Dolores Kendrick biography, Bowzerbird.com; accessed November 11, 2017.
- "Poetry by Dolores Kendrick, Washington, D.C. Why the Woman is Singing on the Corner, Peter E. Randall Publisher, Book Publishing, New England Local and Town History". Perpublisher.com. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
- Smith, Harrison (9 November 2017). "Dolores Kendrick, Washington's 'first lady of poetry,' dies at 90". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
- Megan Buerger (September 2, 2011). "D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick wants to rejuvenate poetry's place". The Washington Post.
- "The 3-minute interview: Dolores Kendrick", The Washington Examiner, Scott McCabe, 01/31/08
- A Poem for Mom, Set to Her Favorite Opera, NPR, May 9, 2005
- "Review: Dolores Kendrick's The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women (William Morrow Company, Inc. 1989)"
- "Poetry of Levine & Kendrick". The Library of Congress Webcasts.