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Melvin B. Tolson

Poetry

Interviewed by: David Ray

Catalog Number: 19820604, 19800204

Robert M. Farnsworth discusses the influence of the writer and educator Melvin B. Tolson, who had his roots in the Harlem Renaissance. Farnsworth also talks about editing the posthumous publication of Tolson's Gallery of Harlem Portraits and shares some of poems included in that collection. This program also features clips from a 1965 Library of Congress recording in which Tolson reads his own poetry with his signature rhythmic cadence.

| Subject Matter: Harlem Renaissance, American Modernist Poetry | Interview Year: 1980 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: American Academy of Arts and Letters Poetry Award |

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