Biographies Sterling Allen Brown

Sterling Allen Brown. Courtesy of the Sterling A. Brown Papers, Williams College Archives & Special Collections.

Sterling Allen Brown was born in Washington, D.C., in 1901. He is the author of three poetry collections, including Southern Road (1932), as well as notable critical works and anthologies on black culture and literature. A literature professor at Howard University for 40 years, Brown was the recipient of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. In 1984, the District of Columbia named him its first poet laureate, a position he held until his death in 1989.

Audio Recordings with Sterling Allen Brown

Selected Works at the Library of Congress