Tag Archives: Langston Hughes

The Conjure-Man Dies

“The Conjure-Man Dies” is a product of the Harlem Renaissance and the most important work of long-overlooked writer Rudolph Fisher. First published in 1932, the book was the first full-length mystery novel to feature an all-Black cast of characters, including … Continue reading

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but whenever Monday comes…

Julio Cortàzar h/t Anisa Makhoul LydiaDavis Driving in Iceland is not for the fainthearted. Route 1 north of Hofn in southeastern Iceland passing Eystrahorn Mountain. Charles Bukowski    

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What happens to a dream deferred

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like 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 … Continue reading

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of seeking or finding

Talking about Walt Whitman this week with my friend L. sent we searching for a remembered short poem about the great man by another favorite writer Langston Hughes.  

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It’s The Thought That Counts

What’s a writer with limited financial resources to do when the holidays roll around and he wants to send gifts?  For Langston Hughes, during the holiday season of 1950, the answer was to share some of his wit in homemade … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum, Gay Poet ?

Rick Santorum is backpedalling as fast as he can from his campaign slogan featured on the new website for his Presidential exploratory committee, “Fighting to Make America America again,” after it was pointed out to him that it was from … Continue reading

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