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Poem of the Week

The Harlem Renaissance was an influential time for the African-American community in New York City. Everything from music to poetry flourished. One of the most prominent figures to come out of the Harlem Renaissance was Langston Hughes. Editorial Manager, Gaby, says that this poem “is kind of eerie but also romantic, and it’s short but packs a lot of punch. I feel like that’s exactly what happens to my dreams that don’t come true… they just shrivel and die. And i like that it’s called “Harlem” but Harlem’s not mentioned, so you have to think about what he’s really saying in the poem.” The play, “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansbury took its title from this poem. 

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