From a centennial symposium on Langston Hughes, streaming audio files of : the keynote address by Dr. Arnold Rampersad, the biographer of Langston Hughes and many presentations by authorities and specialists on Hughes. Much more is available at this excellent site, including lesson plans. Univ. of Kansas.
[Booker T. Washington] A digital image of the Langston Hughes's typescript, with his autograph revisions, for "Ballad of Booker T." The Langston Hughes Collection at the Library of Congress.
Lenz, GÃ¼nter H. Redefining African American Modernism and the Jazz Aesthetic in Langston Hughes's 'Montage of a Dream Deferred' and 'Ask Your Mama.' 44, 1/2 (Spring/Summer 2003) pp 269-82 [jstor].
Two performances of The Langston Hughes Project are scheduled today, Feb. 16, in the Humanities Theatre at Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway.
Banks, Kimberly. Lyrical Approaches to Lynching by Hughes, Du Bois, and Toomer" [and W.E.B. Du Bois, Jean Toomer]. On stylistic and symbolic choices in their representations of lynching in the short stories of three male African American writers. 38, 3 (Fall 2004) pp 451-65 [questia sub ser, substantial preview].
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Lamb, Robert Paul. Paternal Rejection, Filial Insistence, and the Triumph of African American Cultural Aesthetics in Langston Hughes's ." 35, 2 (Spring 2008) pp 126-53 [jstor].
About the Author
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was born in Joplin, Missouri. After graduation from high school, he spent a year in Mexico with his father, then a year studying at Columbia University. His first poem in a nationally known magazine was "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," which appeared in The Crisis in 1921. He wrote poetry, short stories, autobiography, song lyrics, essays, humor, and plays. During his lifetime he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1935), a Rosenwald Fellowship (1940), and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Grant (1947).
Meltzer’s second draft of his book, LANGSTON HUGHES, is good. And I’ve just added a little chapter for him about my African trip. But this is the LAST book or thesis I can take time out to help anybody with. Enough anyhow—four—with |James| Emanuel’s and the two in France-Belgium. . . . . SIMPLE got off to a good start in Paris so they write me, and still urge me to fly over right now for interviews. Wish I could. But not for just a week, not for just a year. . . . .as the song says . . . but—
Jazz Poetry Hughes is perhaps most famous for the way in which his poetry is informed by jazz music. The genre is characterized by the poet responding to and writing about jazz, or using the musical sounds and structures of jazz as the basis for poetic forms. Like the music it reflects, jazz poetry encompasses a variety of forms, sounds, and rhythms. Beginning with the birth of blues and jazz at the beginning of the twentieth century, jazz poetry can be seen as a constant running through the Harlem Renaissance, the Beat Generation, and the Black Arts Movement. It is still quite vibrant today. From early blues to experimental music, jazz poets use their love of the genre to inspire their poetry. One of the best examples of Hughes’s use of music to inform his poetry can be found in ”The Weary Blues,” one of his most well known poems. The poem is about a piano player in Harlem, and it captures the flavor of the night life, people, and folk forms that became characteristic of the experimental writing of the Renaissance.
Brief introduction, reliable text for some of Hughes's most famous poems, other poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Also Extended essay on Langston Hughes's use of blues traditions and formal techniques, commentary from Afaa Weaver, discussion questions, suggested reading. .
Excerpts from reputable critical articles on Langston Hughes. Contents include brief discussions of The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain (1926); The Negro Speaks of Rivers; The Weary Blues; Harlem; The Cat and the Saxophone; Negro; Justice; Mulatto; Lynching Song; The Bitter River; Ku Klux; Letter from Spain; About the Spanish Civil War; A Hughes Spanish Civil War Broadside; Hughes, Negroes in Spain (1937); Goodbye Christ; Christ in Alabama; Claude McKay's The Negro's Tragedy and Langston Hughes's Christ in Alabama; Let America Be America Again; Flight; Madam and the Phone Bill; About Come to the Waldorf-Astoria; White Shadows; A Right-Wing Anti-Hughes Flier; The Backlash Blues; Hughes in the 1930s; To Negro Writers (1935); Three Hughes Book-Jackets; Hughes Bibliography; Three Songs about Lynching; About Lynching; About the Great Depression. Cary Nelson, ed.
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Dream Deferred – Poem by Langston Hughes