Here are some poems by poets Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman!
"The Negro Speaks Of Rivers"
Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. His parents were James Hughes and Carrie Langston, they separated after his birth and Langston was raised by his maternal grandmother, Mary. She died in his early teen years and Langston started living with his mother and lived in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Langston Hughes then began to write poetry and one of his teachers introduced him to the poetry of Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman. Hughes was also a contributor at his school's literacy magazine, and submitted to other poetry magazines. Hughes graduated from high school in 1920 and spent the next years in Mexico with his father.
A Continuing Life Of Letters
Hughes's poem "The Negro Speaks Of Rivers" was published in The Crisis magazine and was highly praised. In 1921, Hughes went back to the United States and enrolled at Columbia University and studied for a short time, soon later he became a part of Harlem's Burgeoning Cultural Movement. Hughes dropped out of Columbia University in 1922 and worked various jobs around New York. He lived for a brief time in Paris, where he continued to develop and publish his poetry.
Death And Legacy
R.I.P Langston Hughes
1902 - 1967
In November, 1924, Hughes returned to the United States and worked various jobs. He met an American poet named Vachel Lindsay. Hughes showed his poems to Lindsay, who was impressed enough to promote Hughes's poetry and bring it to a wider audience. He receive a scholarship to attend Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Novelist and Critic Carl Van Vechten who helped with his first book. In 1929, Hughes published his first novel "Not Without Laughter".
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In 1940, Hughes's autobiography, "The Big Sea" was published. Also around this time, Hughes began contributing a column to the Chicago Defender. In the late 1940s, Hughes contributed the lyrics for a Broadway musical named "Street Scene". In 1949, he wrote a play that inspired opera "Troubled Island" and published another anthology of work.
On May 22, 1967, Langston Hughes died from complications of prostate cancer. A tribute of his poetry and his funeral included little in the way of spoken eulogy, but was full of Jazz and Blues music. Hughes's ashes were beneath the entrance of the Arthur Schomburg center for research in Black Culture in Harlem. Hughes's Harlem home got New York City Landmark status in 1981.