The Book of American Negro Poetry eBook

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BOHANAN, OTTO LELAND.  Born in Washington, D.C.  Educated in the public schools in Washington.  He is a graduate of Howard University, School of Liberal Arts, Washington, D.C., and did special work in English at the Catholic University in that city.  At present he is engaged in the musical profession in New York.

BRAITHWAITE, WILLIAM STANLEY.  Born in Boston, 1878.  Mainly self-educated.  A critic of poetry and the friend of poets.  Author of Lyrics-of Life, The House of Falling Leaves, The Poetic Year, The Story of the Great War, etc.  Editor and compiler of The Book of Elizabethan Verse, The Book of Georgian Verse, The Book of Restoration Verse and a series of yearly anthologies of magazine verse.  One of the literary editors of the Boston Transcript.

BRAWLEY, BENJAMIN.  Born at Columbia, S.C., 1882.  Educated at the Atlanta Baptist College, the University of Chicago and Harvard University.  For two years he was professor of English at Howard University, Washington, D.C.  Later he became dean of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga.  Author of A Short History of the American Negro, The Negro in Literature and Art, A Short History of the English Drama, A Social History of the American Negro, etc.  Now living in Boston and engaged in research and writing.

CAMPBELL, JAMES EDWIN.  Was born at Pomeroy, Ohio, in the early sixties.  His early life was somewhat shrouded in mystery; he never referred to it even to his closest associates.  He was educated in the public schools of his native city.  Later he spent a while at Miami College.  In the late eighties and early nineties he was engaged in newspaper work in Chicago.  He wrote regularly on the various dailies of that city.  He was also one of a group that issued the Four O’Clock Magazine, a literary publication which flourished for several years.  He died, perhaps, twenty years ago.  He was the author of Echoes from The Cabin and Elsewhere, a volume of poems.

CARMICHAEL, WAVERLEY TURNER.  A young man who had never been out of his native state of Alabama until several years ago when he entered one of the summer courses at Harvard University.  His education to that time had been very limited and he had endured poverty and hard work.  His verses came to the attention of one of the Harvard professors.  He has since published a volume, From the Heart of a Folk.  He served with the 367th Regiment, “The Buffaloes,” during the World War and saw active service in France.  At present he is employed as a postal clerk in Boston, Mass.

CORROTHERS, JAMES D., 1869-1919.  Born in Cass County, Michigan.  Student in Northwestern University, minister and poet.  Many of his poems appeared in The Century Magazine.

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