Who is Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1901 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the Negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue."Growing up in a series of Midwestern towns, Hughes became a prolific writer at an early age. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career. He graduated from high school in Cleveland, Ohio, and soon began studies at Columbia University in New York City. Although he dropped out, he gained notice from New York publishers, first in The Crisis magazine and t...
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Langston Hughes Poems

  • Dieu
    Je suis Dieu-
    Sans un ami,
    Seul dans ma pureté
    Monde sans fin. ...
  • Gott
    Ich bin Gott-
    Ohne einen Freund,
    Allein in meiner Reinheit
    Welt ohne Ende. ...
  • Dios
    Yo soy Dios-
    Sin un amigo
    Solo en mi pureza
    Mundo sin fin. ...
  • Night Funeral In Harlem
    Night funeral
    In Harlem:

    Where did they get ...
  • Sick Room
    How quiet
    It is in this sick room
    Where on the bed
    A silent woman lies between two lovers- ...
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Love 16 I Love You 16 Night 13 Black 13 White 12 Long 12 Dream 11 Life 10 Song 10 World 9


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Pemburucoin12: “hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” ~ langston hughes
Eyeofhorusc: 50-50 by langston hughes | poetry foundation
Seibeifujimoto: “hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” ~ langston hughes
Kccr5: “hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” ~ langston hughes
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In Genoa, when the sunset gave
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