A poem selected by Mary Gillis, English 348:
"Dreams," by Langston Hughes.
Read "Dreams" or listen to Langston Hughes read his poems "Dreams" and "The Dreamkeeper."
Langston Hughes is particularly known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties. He wrote novels, short stories and plays as well as poetry and is also known for his engagement with the world of jazz and the influence it had on his writing. His life and work were enormously important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's.
~ Mary Gillis, UW-Eau Claire student, English 348
April is National Poetry Month! UW-Eau Claire students in English 348 (Topics in American Literature) are celebrating National Poetry Month with the McIntyre Library.
Featured poems will be listed here in the order they appear on the blog.
UW-Eau Claire's celebration of National Poetry Month is on Facebook and Twitter!
Questions or comments? Robin Miller will try to help.