A tribute to Langston Hughes (1901-1967)
The Poet of Harlem Renaissance
It was nearly 40 years ago when I became acquainted with Langston Hughes' poetry through Ahmad Shamlou, a great Iranian poet who had masterfully translated and recited them. I must admit that of all the recitations I've heard, Shamlou's recitation is by far the mightiest, the most militant and the most touching. I've chosen 15 of these poems and created video clips to accompany them.