Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes!

For those of you who don’t know, today is Langston Hughes’ 113th Birthday! 

Hughes is one of my all-time favorite writers, and so I wanted to make sure and dedicate some thoughts to him today.

Here are a few basics about Hughes:

‘Always intensely subjective, passionate, keenly sensitive to beauty and possessed of an unfaltering musical sense, Langston Hughes has given us a ‘first book’ that marks the opening of a career well worth watching.’

(Poetry Foundation, “Langston Hughes”)

If you’re interested in learning more about Hughes, or in reading any of his articles, poetry, or prose, be sure to check out:

Some of Hughes’ books:

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