Film, Video Literary Birthday Celebration: Langston Hughes

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Title
Literary Birthday Celebration: Langston Hughes
Summary
Poets Dolores Kendrick and Evie Shockley celebrate the birthday of American poet Langston Hughes by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.
Event Date
February 01, 2012
Notes
-  Evie Shockley is the author of two books of poetry, "the new black" and "a half-red sea" (Carolina Wren Press, 2006), and two chapbooks, "31 words * prose poems" and "The Gorgon Goddess."
-  Dolores Kendrick is poet laureate of the District of Columbia. She is the author of the award-winning "The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women," as well as "Why the Woman Is Singing on the Corner: A Verse Narrative," a collection of poems on homeless women. Kendrick has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the George Kent Award for Literature; she is the first Vira I. Heinz professor emerita at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Related Resources
Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/poetry/
Running Time
49 minutes 37 seconds
Online Format
video

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