Author:James Mercer Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes

American poet, novelist, playwright, and newspaper columnist

Langston Hughes


Individual poems[edit]


  • The Weary Blues (1926)
  • Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927)
  • Dear Lovely Death (1931)
  • The Dream Keeper and Other Poems (1932)
  • Scottsboro Limited (1932)
  • Shakespeare in Harlem (1942)
  • Freedom's Plow (1943)
  • Fields of Wonder (1947)
  • One-Way Ticket (1949)
  • Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951)
  • Selected Poems (1959)
  • Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz (1961)
  • The Panther and the Lash: Poems of Our Times (1967)
  • Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (1994), edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel


  • Not Without Laughter (1930)
  • The Ways of White Folks (1934)
  • The Big Sea (1940)
  • Simple Speaks His Mind (1950)
  • Laughing to Keep From Crying (1952)
  • Simple Takes a Wife (1953)
  • I Wonder as I Wander (1956)
  • Simple Stakes a Claim (1957)
  • The Langston Hughes Reader (1958)
  • Tambourines to Glory (1958)
  • Something in Common and Other Stories (1963)
  • Simple's Uncle Sam (1965)
  • Good Morning Revolution: Uncollected Social Protest Writings by Langston Hughes (1973), edited by Faith Berry
  • The Arna Bontemps-Langston Hughes Letters (1980), edited by Charles Nichols
  • Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964 (2001), edited by Emily Bernard


  • Mule Bone (1930)
  • Little Ham (1935)
  • Mulatto (1935)
  • Soul Gone Home (1937)
  • Don't You Want to Be Free? (1938)
  • Simply Heavenly (1957)
  • Black Nativity (1961)
  • Five Plays by Langston Hughes (1963), edited by Webster Smalley
  • The Political Plays of Langston Hughes (2000), with an Introduction by Susan Duffy
  • Collected Works of Langston Hughes vol. 5: The Plays to 1942: Mulatto to The Sun Do Move (2000), edited by Leslie Catherine Sanders


  • The Estate of Langston Hughes are active protectors of the intellectual property of his works. They have been gracious enough to allow a few sites to release a few poems by Langston Hughes. These sites are listed below.

External links[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1929.

This author died in 1967, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 56 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

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