Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon, I heard a Negro play. Down on Lenox Avenue the other night By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light He did a lazy sway. He did a lazy sway. With a lyricism seated in the popular blues and jazz music of the time, an awareness of black life in America, its assertion of an independent African American identity, and its innovation in form and structure, the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance is unmistakable.
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The voice of the people, Steinbeck is famous for books like The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, which show the dark underbelly of the American dream and champion the poor and downtrodden. Such magazines as The Crisis, a monthly journal of the NAACP, and Opportunity, an official publication of the Urban League, employed Harlem Renaissance writers on their editorial staffs; published poetry and short stories by black writers; and promoted African American literature through articles, reviews, and annual literary prizes.
Walt Whitman - Poet - Born on May 31, , Walt Whitman is the author of Leaves of Grass and, along with Emily Dickinson, is considered one of the architects of a uniquely American poetic voice.
Writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Alaine Locke served as editor of the definitive book of the Harlem Renaissance, ’s The New Negro (the Renaissance was known as “The New Negro Movement” while it was happening). I’ll keep this brief: we know too little about the women of the Harlem Renaissance.
The more I look into these poets, writers, dramatists, essayists, critics, social critics, young adult writers, and editors, the more astounded I am at their range and literary output.