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Check out everything you ever wanted to know about Countee but were afraid to ask.
This is a great resource on his poetry from the good folks at the University of Illinois.
This website looks at the history of African Americans in Baltimore leading up to the time of our poem: 1870-1920.
This is by smarty-pants Yale professor Jonathon Holloway
This video presents film, stills, and art associated with both the Harlem Renaissance and Countee Cullen.
This is a home-made vid, but we think it asks some powerful questions about where we draw the line between free speech and hate speech, especially on college campuses.
Okay, so it's no Jay-Z, but this hip-hop(ish) take relates "Incident" to a racially-charged, modern-day incident: the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Check out this live interpretation by M. Ayodele Heath.
Looking good, Cullen!
Looking distinguished, Mr. Cullen.
Check out this first edition of the book where "Incident" first appeared. Ain't it snazzy?
Articles & Interviews
Read it and weep—literally.
Our dude Countee gets inducted.
Read 'em all!
Check out Cullen's must-read anthology of black poets in the '20s.
Like "Incident"? If so, we highly recommend the poetry of Harlem Renaissance poet Jean Toomer.
Movies & TV
Here's a documentary that gives some background to the time and place of Cullen's work.