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We Wear the Mask

We Wear the Mask


by Paul Laurence Dunbar

We Wear the Mask Resources


Everything Dunbar

Here's your one-stop shop for all things Dunbar.

Ohio Loves our Man

Dunbar spent a lot of time there and Ohio is very grateful for all he did.


Angelou and Dunbar are "Soul Mates"

It's not every day you get one great poet reciting the work of another.

Students Reciting Dunbar Today

These guys won the Norton Anthology Student Recitation competition, and it's groovy.


A Song for Dunbar

Here's some music to accompany "We Wear the Mask."

Weird and Cool

For those who like things a bit more surreal, check this out.


A Cool Interpretation of the Poem

Check out what removing the mask might look like.

Dunbar's Looking Suave

He's also looking serious here.

Articles and Interviews

The New York Times and Dunbar

Check out the original review of Lyrics of Lowly Life in the NY Times, 1897.

The Denver Post and Dunbar

This newspaper has some Dunbar poems never seen before.


The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

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.

The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar

He wrote stories too, even though they weren't well-received at first.

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