We Wear the Mask
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
We Wear the Mask Resources
Here's your one-stop shop for all things Dunbar.
Dunbar spent a lot of time there and Ohio is very grateful for all he did.
It's not every day you get one great poet reciting the work of another.
These guys won the Norton Anthology Student Recitation competition, and it's groovy.
Here's some music to accompany "We Wear the Mask."
For those who like things a bit more surreal, check this out.
Check out what removing the mask might look like.
He's also looking serious here.
Articles and Interviews
Check out the original review of Lyrics of Lowly Life in the NY Times, 1897.
This newspaper has some Dunbar poems never seen before.
There are almost too many to count, but here's the complete collection of the poet who died way too young. Imagine how many he would've had if he lived to be 80.
He wrote stories too, even though they weren't well-received at first.