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Summary: The famous Harlem Renaissance Poets wrote poems and poetry that was characterized by a focus on the black American experience and relevant themes such as slavery and racism in an avant-garde, story telling poetry style that was typical of the Jazz Age. T

List of Harlem Renaissance Poets
The list of Harlem Renaissance Poets provides names of key people who were inspired to write eloquent poems and poetry that reflected history, heritage, life and aspirations of Black Americans. The list and short descriptions of the most notable and famous Harlem Renaissance poets featured in the list include details of Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Sterling Brown, Gwendolyn Brooks, Arna Wendell Bontemps, Marcus Garvey, Angelina Weld Grimké and Gwendolyn B. Bennett.

   
  

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This article contains a list and short descriptions of important, major Poets who were all played key roles in the Harlem Renaissance movement.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: List of Famous Harlem Renaissance Poets
The following list contains the names, short biographies and descriptions of the most notable and famous Harlem Renaissance Poets. The Poets who feature in the list include Langston Hughes, Claude McKay,  Arna Wendell Bontemps, Marcus Garvey, Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Sterling Brown, Gwendolyn Brooks, Angelina Weld Grimké and Gwendolyn B. Bennett

List of Famous Harlem Renaissance Poets, Poetry and Poems for kids

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Langston Hughes: Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) was the most famous of all the Harlem Renaissance Poets. His emotional and expressive writing style reflected the culture and experiences of African Americans. The most famous Langston Hughes poems are  'The negro speaks of rivers, 'The Weary Blues'  and 'I too'.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Claude McKay: Claude McKay (1890 - 1948) wrote poems that reflected the oppression and plight of his people. The most famous Claude McKay poems are 'If we must Die' and 'The Lynching'.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Countee Cullen: Countee Cullen (1903 - 1946) was married the daughter of the prominent civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois and his poems incorporated the experiences and culture of black people. Countee Cullen wrote "The Black Christ and Other Poems".

Harlem Renaissance Poets: James Weldon Johnson: James Weldon Johnson (1871 - 1938) was a prolific writer. Johnson's most famous poems were "God's Trombones" and  "Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing" which has been referred to as the Black national anthem.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Georgia Douglas Johnson: Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880 - 1966), a famous female poet, published full volumes of poetry, including "The Heart of a Woman, and Other Poems" and "Bronze".

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Sterling Brown: Sterling Brown (1909 - 1967) was influenced by jazz, the blues, traditional spirituals and old southern work songs. His poems included Cabaret, Ma Rainey and Memphis Blues

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Gwendolyn Brooks: Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 – 2000) was a notable poet whose characters reflected the lives of the poor of the inner city. In her later career she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 and an American Academy of Arts and Letters award.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Arna Wendell Bontemps: Arna Wendell Bontemps (1904 - 1973) taught at the Harlem Academy and began to publish poetry. His poems included Reconnaissance, God Give to Men and A Black Man Talks of Reaping. He won the Opportunity's Alexander Pushkin prize for Golgatha is a Mountain.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Marcus Garvey: Marcus Garvey (1887 - 1940) is best remembered as a Civil Rights activist but was also a poet. His poems included Get Up And Go! The Black Mother and The Rise Of The Negro.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Angelina Weld Grimké: Angelina Weld Grimké (1887 - 1940) was an African-American journalist, playwright and poet.  Her poems included Trees, A Winter Twilight and The Eyes of My Regret

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Gwendolyn B. Bennett: Gwendolyn B. Bennett (1902 – 1981) was an African-American poet and writer who contributed to the magazine, Opportunity. Her poems included Heritage, Nocturne and Purgation

List of Famous Harlem Renaissance Poets, Poetry and Poems for kids

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List of Famous Harlem Renaissance Poets, Poetry and Poems for kids

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Langston Hughes: Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) was the most famous of all the Harlem Renaissance Poets. His emotional and expressive writing style reflected the culture and experiences of African Americans. The most famous Langston Hughes poems are  'The negro speaks of rivers, 'The Weary Blues'  and 'I too'.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Claude McKay: Claude McKay (1890 - 1948) wrote poems that reflected the oppression and plight of his people. The most famous Claude McKay poems are 'If we must Die' and 'The Lynching'.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Countee Cullen: Countee Cullen (1903 - 1946) was married the daughter of the prominent civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois and his poems incorporated the experiences and culture of black people. Countee Cullen wrote "The Black Christ and Other Poems".

Harlem Renaissance Poets: James Weldon Johnson: James Weldon Johnson (1871 - 1938) was a prolific writer. Johnson's most famous poems were "God's Trombones" and  "Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing" which has been referred to as the Black national anthem.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Georgia Douglas Johnson: Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880 - 1966), a famous female poet, published full volumes of poetry, including "The Heart of a Woman, and Other Poems" and "Bronze".

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Sterling Brown: Sterling Brown (1909 - 1967) was influenced by jazz, the blues, traditional spirituals and old southern work songs. His poems included Cabaret, Ma Rainey and Memphis Blues

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Gwendolyn Brooks: Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 – 2000) was a notable poet whose characters reflected the lives of the poor of the inner city. In her later career she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 and an American Academy of Arts and Letters award.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Arna Wendell Bontemps: Arna Wendell Bontemps (1904 - 1973) taught at the Harlem Academy and began to publish poetry. His poems included Reconnaissance, God Give to Men and A Black Man Talks of Reaping. He won the Opportunity's Alexander Pushkin prize for Golgatha is a Mountain.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Marcus Garvey: Marcus Garvey (1887 - 1940) is best remembered as a Civil Rights activist but was also a poet. His poems included Get Up And Go! The Black Mother and The Rise Of The Negro.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Angelina Weld Grimké: Angelina Weld Grimké (1887 - 1940) was an African-American journalist, playwright and poet.  Her poems included Trees, A Winter Twilight and The Eyes of My Regret

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Gwendolyn B. Bennett: Gwendolyn B. Bennett (1902 – 1981) was an African-American poet and writer who contributed to the magazine, Opportunity. Her poems included Heritage, Nocturne and Purgation

List of Famous Harlem Renaissance Poets, Poetry and Poems for kids

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