The Ability to Write what is True, an In-depth Poetic Review There is no truth, only that which is true; but what is true for me can be much different for you. The year is 1951 and the poet is Langston Hughes one of the most awe-inspiring authors of all time. Hughes wrote poems, books, essays and songs that emphasized creativity, identity and a Promethean Consciousness for Black people. Hughes wrote the poem Harlem: A dream deferred and Theme for English B in the same year during a time when there … more
James Mercer Langston Hughes, (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best-known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He is also best known for what he wrote about the Harlem Renaissance, "Harlem was in vogue."