New Langston Hughes Poems
The January issue of Poetry Magazine includes poems by Langston Hughes, recently discovered in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The poems were uncovered by Penny Welbourne, a rare book cataloger at the Beinecke Library, where the Langston Hughes Papers are housed.The poems are written in pencil on the flyleaves of Hughes's copy of An Anthology of Revolutionary Poetry. Welbourne easily recognized Hughes's distinctive handwriting, which is well known to the staff at the Beinecke where his archive is among the most frequently consulted modern collections.
From Poetry Magazine:
The text of the poems is available online at the Poetry Foundation website:
More information about Langston Hughes on the Poetry Foundation Website:
Images: Your and Your Whole race, by Langston Hughes; photograph of Langston Hughes
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