Claude McKay's Early Poetry (1911-1922): A Digital CollectionMain MenuIntroduction: About this SiteAmardeep Singh, Lehigh UniversityConstab Ballads (1912) -- Digital EditionClaude McKay's "Constab Ballads"Songs of Jamaica (1912): Digital EditionBook of poetry by Claude McKay. Preface by Walter Jekyll.Early Uncollected Poetry (1911-1922)Uncollected Poems by Claude McKay published in Jamaican, British, and American magazinesWorkers Dreadnought PoetrySpring in New Hampshire (1920): Digital EditionHarlem Shadows (1922): Digital EditionHarlem Shadows Digital EditionSelected Poems of Claude McKay (1953)Approximating the Table of Contents of "Selected Poems of Claude McKay"Criticism and Contextual EssaysWorks CitedWorks Cited for "Claude McKay's Early Poetry (1912-1922)"TEI/XML Editions (in progress/coming soon)Links to TEI versions of these textsAmardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1
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12016-11-11T16:30:54-05:00The Beast2Workers Dreadnought, July 10, 1920plain2016-11-14T14:11:23-05:00Class Warfare, Communism, Prostitution The statesmen-hirelings its favour seek. And the world's news is under its control; Great are the powers of the mighty clique That owns the slaving peoples, body and soul. Down in its shops and offices and streets The toilers struggle, sullen, underpaid, And pinch-faced poverty proud Plutus meets, And pimps and harlots ply their wretched trade. And in its gorgeous halls where gold holds sway the smirking mother offers her young daughter To haughty men for whom all women are play Or babes, or ornaments, or sheep for slaughter: Its system makes men parasites or brutes And tends to make all women prostitutes.
(Workers Dreadnought. July 10, 1920. Signed as Hugh Hope) (Edited and Proofread by Amardeep Singh)