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Tolson, Melvin B., Jr.


Harlem Gallery and Other Poems of Melvin B Tolson
Melvin B. Tolson, Jr. Edited by Raymond Nelson. Introduction by Rita Dove

The poet Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966) was once recognized as one of black America's most important modernist voices. Playful, fluent, and intellectually sophisticated, his poems stirred up significant praise, and some lively criticism, during his lifetime but have been out of print for decades and... More