Tag Archives: Langston Hughes

Election 2016 in Black & White

A funny thing has happened during this tumultuous dumpster fire of a United States election season: Black poets are getting play from the Republicans. That’s right, the Tump side of the Presidential race has been highlighting the work of a … Continue reading

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The Blog is Off This Week

No blog post this week, as I am off in Kansas City, MO, grading Advanced Placement exams. It’s hard work, but I am excited to spend time in KC, which I have found surprisingly vegan friendly the past few times … Continue reading

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Langston Hughes and the Literary Canon

In a piece for The Smart Set magazine, Richard Abowitz reminds readers that this past February marked the birthday of one Langston Hughes, popularly known as “the Bard of Harlem.” Over the course of the article, Abowitz parses out Hughes’ … Continue reading

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