The Poet of the Renaissance
The Life of Langston Hughes
This button will take you to an audio recording of Langston Hughes reciting "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." This piece is significant because It was the piece of poetry that really got Langston Hughes famous.
This button will take you to the poem that Langston Hughes submitted to the "Opportunity" magazine literary competition.
This button will take you to one of Langston Hughes's most famous poems, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
Modern Poet Connection
This is a poem by Patrick Phillips that will help you understand the relation between Phillips and Hughes