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Poets.org: Langston Hughes

A good bio, lots of poetry samples, and related stuff on the left sidebar.

The Beineke Library Langston Hughes Page

Don't skip the cool audio intro. An amazing Hughes resource page (check out the first and last drafts of "Harlem" ("Dream Deferred") – very neat). Thanks to the library folks at Yale.

Modern American Poetry: Langston Hughes

A biography of Hughes, plus lots of commentary on his poems.

Video

Langston Hughes: Voices and Visions

Check out a clip from a documentary on Langston Hughes.

Audio

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington recites "I, Too, Sing America."

Images

The Poet

A photo of Langston Hughes in 1939.

Sing America T-Shirt

Yep, you can get it on a shirt. But not the whole poem, unfortunately.

Documents

"I Hear America Singing"

Read the Walt Whitman poem that likely inspired Hughes's "I, Too, Sing America."

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