Past Event

Poet of the People: The Greatness of Langston Hughes

February 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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A conversation about Langston Hughes's greatness on the 100th anniversary of his first published poem.

Join Brent Hayes Edwards, Director of the Schomburg Center's Scholars-in-Residence Program, and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and Rafia Zafar, Professor of African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis and editor of Library of America’s two-volume collection of Harlem Renaissance novels, for a conversation about Hughes’s greatness and about his centrality for American literature and the culture of the global African diaspora. Featuring readings by poets Kevin Young and Tyehimba Jess.

There will be a brief Q&A at the end of the program; you will be able to type a question and submit it to the event moderator.