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Poetry Mixtape Volume IV March 23, 2015: While hunting down the poems for D. Scot Miller’s playlist, I remembered that we were housemates for a brief period in 2008. Along with Doug (as I know D. Scot), I lived with the artist Tân [...] by

Hilton Als on McCarthy-era Langston Hughes February 19, 2015: In 1953, Langston Hughes was one of many writers brought before Joseph McCarthy’s Subcommittee on Un-American Activities. He and playwright Elmer Rice (who wrote the amazing Adding Machine, and [...] by

At Jacket Copy, Lynell George Unravels Langston Hughes’s Letters February 9, 2015: Yet another critic is singing the praises of Knopf’s newly published edition of Langston Hughes’s letters. Last week, we mentioned that NYTimes recently got hip to the collected letters. [...] by

New York Times Reviews Selected Letters of Langston Hughes February 4, 2015: Yesterday, just in time for Langston Hughes’s birthday on February 1st, NYT observed a newly-published selection of Langston Hughes’s letters. The very handsome volume, published by [...] by

Busboys and Poets Award Presented to Martín Espada October 3, 2014: Last month Martín Espada received the Busboys and Poets Award, given in recognition of a poet’s achievements and as a way to pay tribute to Langston Hughes (who worked as a busboy before [...] by

Claudia Rankine Talks to The New Yorker About Her Visit to Ferguson August 26, 2014: “Let America Be America Again,” the famous Langston Hughes poem, “has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Poets.org,” remarks The New Yorker’s Alexandra Schwartz. Claudia [...] by

Leyla McCalla Creates Songs from Langston Hughes’s Poetry February 4, 2014: On Leyla McCalla’s solo debut, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, the cellist and former Carolina Chocolate Drops member places adventures in Langston Hughes’s poetry [...] by

Langston Hughes’s Poem ‘Goodbye, Christ’ Examined in Depth at Religion&Politics December 5, 2013: Religion&Politics, a project of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, explores one poem that haunted Langston Hughes for the rest of his [...] by

Trayvon Martin & ‘Kids Who Die,’ by Langston Hughes July 15, 2013: The City Lights Booksellers and Publishers’s blog, Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here, posted Langston Hughes’s poem “Kids Who Die” this weekend after news broke about the [...] by

Our Slaves: Meditations on the Traffic of Black Bodies in Print (Part 2 of 2) April 25, 2013: I want to think through these questions raised in my last post a bit differently than Saidiya Hartman and Toni Morrison. Their investigation tends to focus upon the playing in the dark archive of [...] by