Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Links to Langston Hughes's Madam Alberta K. Johnson poems

Langston Hughes wrote a series of poems in the voice of a fictive character Madam Alberta K. Johnson. She was, as Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad has noted  "an assertive, brassy Harlem heroine." 
What follows are links to some of those poems.

Madam’s Past History
Madam and the Phone Bill 
Madam and Her Madam
Madam and the Census Man 
Madam And The Rent Man
Madam's Calling Cards

Madam and the Phone Bill
Madam and the Phone Bill

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