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The Collected Poems The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar Hughes is sumptuous and sharp, playful and sparse, grounded in an earthy music This book is a glorious revelation Boston GlobeSpanning five decades and comprisingpoems nearlyof which have never before appeared in book form , this magnificent volume is the definitive sampling of a writer who has been called the poet laureate of African America and perhaps our greatest popular poet since Walt Whitman Here, for the first time, are all the poems that Langston Hughes published during his lifetime, arranged in the general order in which he wrote them and annotated by Arnold Rampersad and David RoesselAlongside such famous works as The Negro Speaks of Rivers and Montage of a Dream Deferred, The Collected Poems includes the author s lesser known verse for children topical poems distributed through the Associated Negro Press and poems such as Goodbye Christ that were once suppressed Lyrical and pungent, passionate and polemical, the result is a treasure of a book, the essential collection of a poet whose words have entered our common language

10 thoughts on “The Collected Poems

  1. says:

    I am insanely in love with Langston Hughes poetry My favorite What happens to a dream deferred Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun Or fester like a sore And then run Does it stink like rotten meat Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.Or does it explode

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    Awesome and passionate and stirring and lovely, all in ways a 21st century Midwestern white girl probably isn t fully qualified to appreciate JusticeThat Justice is a blind goddessIs a thing to which we black are wise Her bandage hides two festering soresThat once perhaps were eyes The Negro Speaks of RiversI ve known rivers I ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than theflow of human bl

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    Insightful, Timeless, Heartfelt, Realistic Compelling A Powerful Beautiful Read I Loved It Insightful, Timeless, Heartfelt, Realistic Compelling A Powerful Beautiful Read I Loved It

  4. says:

    It s a comprehensive anthology of Langston Hughes poems, that s all you need to know.

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    When I ve seen someone do something really well, it often inspires me to try it for myself especially as it pertains to writing When I read a really good book, it makes me want to write fiction When I hear a really good performance, it makes me want to write songs.And after reading The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, I want to write poetry so badly that all of my thoughts have been forming in bla

  6. says:

    To my shame, I d never heard of Langston Hughes before this year don t judge me too harshly I bet you ve never heard of Witi Ihimaera It s kind of bleedin obvious, but wow, amazing I didn t like the actual book too much the binding was poor and quite a few pages popped out, and I didn t like the font, or some of the section title page layouts The four stars reflects very much my rating of this particu

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    The wisdom by which I govern my life, I find in the poetry of Langston Hughes Beyond color, beyond era, this man sings a song of life which is in harmony with the music of my thoughts it pulls me through the day to day drudgery, it whips me from my laziness and sadness, it ignites my rage against inhumanity, it laughs with my joy, and it shows me how to celebrate a life in all of its moments Each of us

  8. says:

    Have you ever read something that made your face frown and made you think what Well the poem Mother to Son by Langston Hughes did that exact thing to me As I read this poem our face turned upside down The struggle of the poem is the best It was that the mother s life was really rough, she didn t want her son to go through what she went through.The Imagery, Man the imagery used in the poem is the common

  9. says:

    When I teach American Lit., andspecifically the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes resonates with studentsthan any other He has the ability to define the American identity, particularly for young readers, in a focused way that is unmatched I had a student in one of my most challenging classes ever, raise his hand and say that he thought that the issues with violence in the inner city were just the explosion or c

  10. says:

    I m someone who often has a hard time getting poetry When I read Langston Hughes, particularly poems like Dear Lovely Death, Mother to Son, and Memo to Non White Peoples, I get it I checked this book out of the library, and now I m going to buy a copy Some of these poems I ll read again and again.

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