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In Memoriam: Michael S. Harper

The Beinecke Library remembers poet Michael S. Harper (1938-2016). Harper, who taught English at Brown University and was the author of more than ten volumes of poetry, was a faculty member of Cave Canem, an African American poetry collective whose records are part of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection (Cave Canem Records). He co-edited the volume Chant of Saints: A Gathering of Literature, Art, and Scholarship (1979) with Yale professor Robert B. Stepto.

Read the New York Times obituary.

by Melissa Barton
May 17, 2016


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