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Culling the Poetry Classics: Langston Hughes

Sifting through history, one poet at a time. Column by Brian McGackin It's very difficult to cover the truly immense scope of the poetic world and its rich history through a kinda-monthly-but-let's-be-real-bimonthly column. It's even harder when I'm an American who only reads in English and who only went to American schools and who really was only ever actively taught the Great White Males of Literature with a smattering of Great White Females of Literature thrown in every so often.
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