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By Margaret Perry
A protracted essay on ''The guy and His Poetry'' plus huge bibliography of Cullen's significant writings, writings approximately Cullen, together with newspaper references, and poetry anthologies during which Cullen's paintings seemed.
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T o help the reader understand more clearly the significance of Countee Cullen's work in modern American literature, a brief exposition of themes used, his 2 3 THE MAN AND HIS POETRY style, his poetry in contrast with other lyric poets and other Negro poets, and a summary of reviews of his poetic works is given. It will then be possible to estimate the value of his poetry in relation to the attention he received from the literary world, and to consider the poetry for which Mr. Cullen will be remembered.
One reviewer wrote: There are several ways of writing down such an event as the lynching of a brother for forgetting himself so far as to share love in springtime with a white girl. It could be done with violence and bitterness, or with simple realism. Countee Cullen has visualized this episode as the mirror of the death of Christ, and of the eternal Fair Young God; he makes a religious experience of it, told to further brotherhood and faith. Yet he writes it in very "poetic" language. One has no right, perhaps, to criticize an artist's style; that is his own affair.
Interview with Mrs. Dorothy Homer, Branch Librarian, Countee Cullen Branch of the N e w York Public Library, N e w York City, 1959. 40. Saturday Review of Literature 30 (22 March 1947):44. 41. , p. 12. 42. Phylon 7 (First Quarter 1946):20. 22 2 The Poetry of Cullen: An Explanation IN the June 1925 issue of Vanity Fair, Carl Van Vechten introduced the readers to poetry by Countee Cullen with the following statement: He was barely twenty-one when "The Shroud of Color" . . created a sensation analogous to that of Edna St.
A Bio-Bibliography of Countee P. Cullen, 1903-1946 by Margaret Perry