Langston met him by a bitter river of shadows black with the tears of Scottsboro and the sins of Dixie red with the blood of freedom he sang a chorus of revolution in verse of jazz and blues fifths and thirds weary words of dream delusions from the dark side of Lenox Avenue he swayed to a boogie beat syncopated Billie rhythms backlash blues performed for fans of Uncles Tom and Sam at the Waldorf-Astoria social league met him in a long forgotten dream of Harlem nights madams and mules wisdom and war panthers and doves death and deferral
Grace Xanthos recnetly completed her M. A. in English Literature at California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
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|Publication:||African American Review|
|Date:||Dec 22, 2002|
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