Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets

November 21st, 2012 by Jean-Jacques Strayer

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This portrait of Langston Hughes, c. 1925, is part of a show at the US National Portrait Gallery running until April 2013. It includes paintings, drawings and photographs of poets from Walt Whitman to Marianne Moore. The above link provides access to the Gallery’s website, reproductions of these images and also recordings of poets reading their work, including Hughes, Ezra Pound and Sylvia Plath.

 

 

 

 

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