Thursday, July 14, 2011

Langston Hughes in Poetry magazine

Langston Hughes may have appeared in Poetry magazine more than any other African American poet. His poems appeared in the publication in 1926, 1931, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1947, and 1961. He reviewed James Pipesin's Ziba in the April 1944 issue of the periodical.

Below, I have provided links to his poems in Poetry.

November 1926:
"Hard Luck"

"Po' Boy Blues"

"Red Roses"


October 1931:
"Lover’s Return"

"Sylvester's Dying Bed"


"Dying Beast"


April 1940:
"Out of Work"

"Love Again Blues"

May 1941:
"Black Maria"

"Dust Bowl"

"Southern Mammy Sings"

"Crossing Jordan"

September 1943:
"Folks Who Knock at Madam's Door"

"Crowing Hen Blues"

February 1947:
"Seashore through Dark Glasses"

"Blues on a Box"

"Who but the Lord?"

"Yesterday and Today"

August 1961:
"Blues in Stereo"

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1 comment:

theoncominghope said...

Great post! It's unfortunate that Langston Hughes' more heart-breaking work continues to be so relevant.

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