African American Poetry: A Digital AnthologyMain MenuBy AuthorLangston Hughes, "The Weary Blues" (full text) (1926)Countee Cullen, "Color" (full text) (1925)Book of poetry published by Countee Cullen, 1925Claude McKay, "Harlem Shadows" (Full text) (1922)Georgia Douglas Johnson, "Bronze" (Full Text) (1922)Full text of Georgia Douglas Johnson's "Bronze," with a Preface by W.E.B. Du Bois"The Book of American Negro Poetry" (1922) Edited by James Weldon Johnson"The New Negro: an Interpretation." Anthology Edited by Alain Locke (1925)The CrisisThe Crisis TagOther Poets: full text collectionsAmardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1
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12022-01-08T11:55:08-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12132Black Vernacular Tagplain2022-05-20T09:58:16-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1Sometimes referred to as "dialect poetry," the use of African American Vernacular English was a common but also controversial feature of African American poetry of this period. Popularized by Paul Laurence Dunbar in the 1890s and 1900s, the use of AAVE was widespread amongst Black poets during and immediately after he passed away in 1906. The use of AAVE became less common in the 1910s and 20s, as a new Black aesthetics emerged.
12022-01-06T10:33:24-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1Mother to Son by Langston Hughes2plain2022-01-14T09:41:32-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1
12022-01-05T15:08:09-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1Song for a Banjo Dance by Langston Hughes2plain2022-01-08T12:07:18-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1
12022-01-14T12:45:44-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1Poems in Jean Toomer's "Cane" (1923)1plain2022-01-14T12:45:44-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1