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Audio Poetry Reading: Langston Hughes Poems Part 1/4 (2022)

  "Hold fast to dreams..."  - Langston Hughes The Poetry Audio Archive presents Part 1 of a 4 part audio poetry showcasing poems by Langston Hughes . The series is read by writer and visual artist, Bolivar T. Caceres , and is  available for free on  Youtube  and on  Podbean .       Langston Hughes born James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1901, in Joplin, MO. After High School, he left Joplin for Harlem. Well, not Harlem, but Columbia University, where Hughes would study engineering with the support of his father. The allure of Harlem came later when he started to frequent the Jazz haunts. There, his inspiration blossomed into the poetry we all now enjoy.       Not accepting of the inequalities facing African Americans in America and wanting to further his artistic skills through experience, Hughes dropped out of Columbia and hitched a ride on the S.S. Malone. In 1923, Hughes traveled to West Africa and Europe, ending up in Paris for a spell.       Through h
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Welcome To The Poetry Audio Archive!

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!  We are The Poetry Audio Archive , and we are here to serve your poetry listening needs.  Created in 2022 by writer and visual artist Bolivar T. Caceres , The Poetry Audio Archive aims to be a catalogue of audio poems read by writers and artists from around the world. We want to bring audio poetry readings to your ears and mind. Learn more about us and our mission  here .  Do you like Langston Hughes ?  Our first series of poems will be a four-part series on Harlem's very own Langston Hughes and his classic poems. You can check it out on Youtube (video) or Podbean (audio.) You can also learn a little more about Mr. Hughes in our official post . Drop us a comment and let us know your favorite Langston Hughes poem.  Now, we know this is a large task we are undertaking, and therefore contributions are welcomed. We would love to have you on our team. There is no previous experience needed. Just click this link and follow the instructions. We hope to hear