This Waiting For Love

This Waiting For Love

Helene Johnson, Poet Of The Harlem Renaissance

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This volume brings together much of the known poetry and a selection of correspondence by an enormously talented but underappreciated poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Cousin of novelist Dorothy West and friend of Zora Neale Hurston, Helene Johnson (1906-1995) first gained literary prominence when James Weldon Johnson and Robert Frost selected three of her poems for prizes in a 1926 competition. During the late 1920s and early 1930s, her poetry appeared in various small magazines, such as the Saturday Evening Quill, Palms, Opportunity, and Harlem. In 1933 Johnson married, and two years later her last published poem, "Let Me Sing My Song," appeared in Challenge, the journal West had founded in an attempt to revive the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance.
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2000
ISBN: 9781558492561
Branch Call Number: 811
Characteristics: xvi, 135 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mitchell, Verner D. 1957-


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