Tag Archives: Langston Hughes

Nitpicking at Langston

So, I keep vaguely talking about Hughes’ editorial choices – what, of Mistral, he chose to translate and present to a U.S. English-speaking audience. Selecting poems to represent a poet’s work is a hard job! I respect what he did, … Continue reading

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Biographies for children

The Crisis Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. I’m reading up on Langston Hughes, his biographies and poetry. The more I read about him the more I love him. I read all the juvenile non-fiction biographies of him today, and noticed … Continue reading

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the instability of audience

This bit about Langston Hughes recuperating from illness and under bad financial pressure in Carmel made me laugh on many levels: Perhaps the best poem is “Big Sur,” the most modest in size: “Great lonely hills,/ Great mountains, / Mighty … Continue reading

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