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Episode 7: Langston Hughes, Tolkien, HD, Cavafis

Morning Poetry Café

Back to our regularly scheduled programming, which is very chaotic. After a brief break, we present the second batch of episodes of our first season, which will culminate with a very special episode. That's it for now. Put on some coffee and let’s read some poetry.Featuring poems by Langston Hughes, JRR Tolkien, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Malcolm Lowry, Hilda Doolittle, Constantin Cavafis.

10 Jul 2021

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Hidden Folklorists: Langston Hughes, with guests Langston Collin Wilkins and Sophie Abramowitz

Folklife Today Podcast

This episode looks at a “Hidden Folklorist” renowned as a poet and playwright: Langston Hughes. It includes interviews with folklorist Langston Collin Wilkins and Hughes scholar Sophie Abramowitz. Wilkins and Abramowitz show us how Langston Hughes’s folklore work was grounded in song collecting and vernacular expression, and committed to the visionary futurity of Black folkloric creativity. We also explore Hughes’s connections to the American Folklife Center archive, especially correspondence between Hughes and Alan Lomax that preserves perhaps the only known copies of some of Hughes’s collected songs, right here in the Library of Congress.


30 Jun 2021

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3.6 Terrance Hayes: "DIY For Langston Hughes"

The Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry Podcast

Welcome to the sixth and final episode of Season Three of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry podcast. This season, we're listening to the lectures of Terrance Hayes. Hayes’s lectures circle the work and life of Etheridge Knight, a poet who has been a muse and mystery (and ghost mentor) for Hayes throughout his career. In each of the six lectures we’ll hear this season, Hayes uses Knight to anchor his broad explorations of poems and poetics. This week, we’ll hear Hayes give a talk called, “DIY For Langston Hughes,” on Knight's poem, "For Langston Hughes," and the crafting of political poems. This talk was originally given August 12, 2015, at Breadloaf. Terrance Hayes's book based on his BWLS lectures, _To Float In The Space Between: A Life and Work in Conversation with The Life and Work of Etheridge Knight_ (Wave Books, 2018) is here. To view a few of Hayes's correlative drawings from the book, click here. Visit us at our website, www.bagleywrightlectures.org, for more information about Bagley Wright lecturers, as well as links to supplementary materials on each lecturer’s archive page, including selected writings. Music: "I Recall" by Blue Dot Sessions from the Free Music Archive CC BY NC


12 Apr 2021

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38. Harlem Renaissance: Passing vs The Poetry of Langston Hughes

You Don't Know Lit

A special thank you to Burma Shave for joining us on this episode. Passing by Nella Larsen (1929) vs the poetry of Langston Hughes.

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22 Feb 2021

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Langston Hughes

Question of the Day

From The Weary Blues to Black Nativity, Langston Hughes wrote in such a way that the African American community saw themselves in his writings. Join Murray and Tamika for today's Flashcast as they discuss Hughes and his influence and reflection on American culture. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

18 Feb 2021

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Episode 1: Langston Hughes & Zora Neale Hurston

Dead Writer Drama

In this monthly series, co-hosts Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Zakiya Dalila Harris discuss the professional feuds, sex scandals, messy public breakups, and controversial legacies of history’s literary legends and how those are relevant in light of current culture, issues, discussions and literature. The first episode examines the feud between Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston with guest Yuval Taylor, author of Zora [...]


8 Feb 2021

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Ep. 157: Let America Be America Again - Inauguration 2021 (feat. Langston Hughes)

Rumble with Michael Moore

It's over. It's finally fucking over. Donald Trump's presidency is finished. On Inauguration Day 2021, Mike takes us back to Inauguration eve 2017, hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as President, where he read Langston Hughes' very timely 1935 poem "Let America Be America Again" at 3AM in a Washington D.C. hotel room. Mike recounts that night in D.C., on the brink of Trump's presidency (and Women's March the following day) and also shares new thoughts on how, four years later, in a militarized "Green Zone" in our nation's Capital, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the reigns of a beaten and bruised nation, but one full of promise. Read the original Langston Hughes poem: https://poets.org/poem/let-america-be-america-again Music in the episode: "Hallelujah" - Performed by Yolanda Adams at Biden/Harris Inauguration Eve Covid Memorial Event https://youtu.be/iohM2wnouDo "Hallelujah" - Leonard Cohen https://open.spotify.com/track/6s1mt6e0n8G7jcNhcxXKzq New Rumble Underwriter! For high-quality video conference technology, try SignalWire! Go to SignalWire.com and use the code "Moore" for a free 30-day trial! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message


20 Jan 2021

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Remember Langston Hughes the social poet

Lawona Urban Voicez

Can you believe what was written in the 40's are still applicable in 2020--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


18 Nov 2020

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Celebrating Visionary Black Writers: CCNY's Langston Hughes Festival Marks Its 42nd Anniversary With Conversations More Urgent Than Ever

From City to the World

Every year, The City College of New York holds its Langston Hughes Festival and awards its Langston Hughes Medal to a highly distinguished writer of the African diaspora. With a mission to celebrate and expand upon the legacy of Harlem Renaissance icon and "poet laureate of Harlem" Langston Hughes, the Festival awarded its first medal, in 1978, to James Baldwin, followed by an honor roll of the greatest Black writers of our time -- among them Toni Morrison, Chinua Achebe, and Rita Dove. This November, as the nation engages with the impact of 2020's presidential election and months of protest for racial justice since George Floyd's killing, the CCNY Black Studies Program awards the Langston Hughes Medal to author-as-activist Michael Eric Dyson, a major voice in the current conversation about race in America.Host: CCNY President Vincent BoudreauGuests: Vanessa K. Valdés, Professor and Director of the CCNY Black Studies Program; Michael Eric Dyson Ph.D., author, academic, commentator, and 2020 Langston Hughes Medalist.Recorded: November 10, 2020


13 Nov 2020

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Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes' "Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life"

Colored Pages Book Club

Wow, the way the summer short series flew by THAT quickly and disrespectfully, smh. BUT we are here to end our last episode of our summer series by discussing our FIRST-EVER play, which happens to be the 1930 comedy known as "Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life" by Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes! We have ~thoughts~ most of which are shady, so stay tuned to hear those as well as our thoughts on the friends fighting over lovers trope, Marci's Southern nostalgic memories, and whatever the hell a mule bone is.  Initial Conversation on Friends and Lovers: 2:42 - 21:43 Plot Summary of Mule Bone: 22:04 - 32:38  Discussion of Mule Bone: 32:48 - 49:30  Join the club by following us on Twitter @TheColoredPages, email at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com, our website at thesecoloredpages.com, AND our NEW Instagram @TheseColoredPages!


27 Aug 2020