Melvin B. TolsonPoetry
Interviewed by: David Ray
Catalog Number: 19820604, 19800204
Robert M. Farnsworth discusses the influence of the writer and educator Melvin B. Tolson, who had his roots in the Harlem Renaissance. Farnsworth also talks about editing the posthumous publication of Tolson's Gallery of Harlem Portraits and shares some of poems included in that collection. This program also features clips from a 1965 Library of Congress recording in which Tolson reads his own poetry with his signature rhythmic cadence.
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