Langston Hughes Reads Langston Hughes
February 1, 2019 9:31 AM   Subscribe

For the 117th anniversary of his birth, listen to Langston Hughes Reads Langston Hughes to hear the poet read his work and explain it in context.
posted by ob1quixote (5 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
 
Just read his poem Kids Who Die on Twitter, and wow, it's very relevant still.
posted by larrybob at 2:48 PM on February 1 [3 favorites]


Also check out this article on how this may actually be the 118th anniversary of his birth, based on newspaper clippings mentioning him in the year before what's supposed to be his date of birth.
posted by larrybob at 2:56 PM on February 1 [3 favorites]


I forgot what a gut-kick Kids Who Die is. That is one hell of poem.
posted by not_the_water at 4:21 PM on February 1 [1 favorite]


larrybob: “This may actually be the 118th anniversary of his birth[.]”
Fascinating. Thank you for sharing this.
posted by ob1quixote at 4:36 PM on February 1 [1 favorite]


Hughes wrote some pretty epic socialist poetry back in the day
posted by Noisy Pink Bubbles at 8:34 AM on February 2


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