A Prize For Poetry, International Ibsen Award You Named. Langston Hughes
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Nobel prize for literature, Pulitzer prize for poetry, International Ibsen award you named. Langston Hughes is a great poet, his poems are truly inspirational, persuasive. It 's almost like he was talking directly to the reader. To begin with, have you ever wondered what impact Langston Hughes poems had on people lives. Well if so then you on the right place.
James Mercer Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. His parents were Caroline Mercer Langston and James Nathaniel Hughes. Langston parents divorced when he was a kid, Langston was raised by his grandmother Mary Patterson Langston in Lawrence, Kansas. Meanwhile, his mother was traveling seeking employment. He spent majority of his childhood years…show more content… His father, however, wanted him to study in a university abroad and pursue a career in engineering. He was ready to support financially only if Langston agreed to study engineering. The two finally came to a compromise where Langston could attend Columbia but as an engineering student. While at Columbia in 1921, Langston maintained a grade average of B+. After leaving Columbia, Langston worked in various jobs. He then worked as a crewman aboard the S.S. Malone in 1923. During this job he traveled six months to Europe and West Africa. While in Europe, he left S.S. Malone and temporarily stayed in Paris. In his early 1920s stay in England. In November 1924, Langston returned to live with his mother in Washington D.C. Again. In 1925 Langston became the personal assistant to the historian Carter G. Woodson at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Since the work of personal assistant demanded much worked, he didn 't have his time for poetry, he left the job to work as a busboy in a local hotel. He met the poet Vachel Lindsay during this time. Vachel was impressed by Langston’s poetry and publicized him as the new black poet. The next year, Langston took admission in Lincoln University. Hughes received his B.A. degree from Lincoln University in 1929.
To begin with, Langston Hughes wrote many poems but the most fascinating