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New on Stairway – The Weary Blues (Langston Hughes)

August 15, 2010

Langston Hughes, published The Weary Blues in 1926 as the title poem of his first volume of poetry. He was 24 years old. Poems in the volume are lyrical and rhythmic. Hughes wrote them to be performed with musical accompaniment in the famous Harlem night clubs of that era. The Weary Blues won several awards. The prize money allowed Hughes to complete his college education.

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