Day: March 21, 2001

Claude McKay

The poems of Claude McKay were brutal and direct. His poems echoed the spirit of Harlem and the spirit of racial tension throughout the United States. The amazing thing is that this Harlem Renaissance poet was traveling Europe during Harlem’s most prolific and famed period.

Claude McKay lived in Jamaica … Read the rest

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Countee Cullen

“Yet do I marvel at this curious thing:
To make a poet black, and bid him sing!”

Countee Cullen was one of the most respected poets with the intellectual patrons of the Harlem Renaissance. His work was highly revered by Alain Locke, one of the major spokespersons of the … Read the rest

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