Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Goodbye Christ

"Goodbye Christ" by Langston Hughes was published in Negro Worker (Nov.-Dec. 1932). This and other poems of the radical thirties were discreetly omitted from Hughes anthologies. Hughes eventually got into hot water during the McCarthy era, but before that, Aimee Semple McPherson went after him. This poem and several accounts of it are scattered around the web. For Hughes' poems of this period see:

Hughes, Langston. Good Morning Revolution: Uncollected Writing of Langston Hughes. Edited and with an introd. by Faith Berry; foreword by Saunders Redding. New York: L. [Lawrence] Hill, 1973.

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