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Langston Hughes Poetry

Considering a Theme

Liz Madans | Posted 10.14.2013 | Books
Liz Madans

Langston Hughes allows brave and complex truths to appear on his page. To ignore the conversation of the hard things -- race, class, sex, disability and so on, and to send students onwards into the world without necessary words and frameworks for their lives is a disservice.

Ask Your Mama: Collaboration With Langston Hughes and Jessye Norman

Laura Karpman | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Laura Karpman

I think, for me, the true joy, was that I was able to realize the vision of a great poet and thinker. Langston Hughes had a multimedia vision that was 50 years ahead of its time. "Ask Your Mama" broke a mold for him, which is why I think it was not performed in his lifetime.

The Interesting Story Behind This Book

Posted 02.04.2013 | HuffPost Home

We're very excited to syndicate one of our favorite columns, 'What Is It? What Is It Worth?' from one of our favorite magazines, Country Living. All t...

Politics And The Misuse Of Langston Hughes

Wallace Best, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Wallace Best, Ph.D.

For Santorum and Perry to invoke Langston Hughes in their bids for the Republican presidential nomination is a disheartening misuse of the poet.

Poems About Racism

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

This past Tuesday when Barack Obama stepped out of the political morass and wiped the mud from his suit, when every one of the chattering news network...