Cover to Cover with Jack Foley

Cover to Cover with Jack Foley – April 6, 2005

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A presentation of the work, read by the author, of African-American folk
poet Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989). Brown’s poetry was described by James
Weldon Johnson as having achieved in literature "the common, racy, living
speech of the Negro." On the basis of his first volume of verse, Southern
Road
(1932), Brown established himself as one of the two major folk poets
of the Harlem Renaissance. His only rival was Langston Hughes.