Selected Poems

Alexander Coleman, Anna Akhmatova, Carol Ann Duffy (introduction), Charles Tomlinson, Christopher Reid, Coleman Barks, Daniel Karlin, Daniel Karlin (introduction), Denise Riley, Dr Andrew Hodgson (introduction), Geoffrey Hill, Harry Thomas, John Clare, John Glenday, John Keats, Jorge Luis Borges, Kathleen Jamie, Langston Hughes, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Marianne Moore, Paul Farley, R. S. Thomas, Rabindranath Tagore, Robert Browning, Robert Graves, Roger McGough, Rumi, Stephen Gill, Thomas Hardy, Timothy Webb, Timothy Webb (introduction), U. A. Fanthorpe, W.H. Auden, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, William Radice, William Wordsworth, William Yeats

Format: Hardback, Paperback / softback

Publisher: Enitharmon Press, Everyman, Faber & Faber, Pan Macmillan, Penguin Books Ltd, Profile Books Ltd, Vintage Publishing

Published: 01-10-2020


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With a new introduction by the multi-prizewinning young poet Kayo Chingonyi. For over forty years, until his death in 1967, Langston Hughes captured in his poetry the lives of black people in the USA. This edition is Hughes’s own selection of his work, and was first published in 1959. It includes all of his best known poems including ‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’, ‘The Weary Blues’, ‘Song for Billie Holiday’, ‘Black Maria’, ‘Magnolia Flowers’, ‘Lunch in a Jim Crow Car’ and ‘Montage of a Dream Deferred’. A key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes is now seen as one of the great chroniclers of black American experience – and one of the great artists of the twentieth century.

Additional information

Weight 0.268 kg
Dimensions 19 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 320