( 1902–67), US writer; full name James Mercer Langston Hughes. A leading voice of the Harlem Renaissance, he began a prolific literary career with The Weary Blues (1926), a series of poems on black themes, using blues and jazz rhythms. Other poetry collections include The Negro Mother (1931) and Shakespeare in Harlem (1941).
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