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Countee Cullen

Poet (30-May-1903 — 9-Jan-1946)


Houston A. Baker, Jr.. A Many-Colored Coat of Dreams: The Poetry of Countee Cullen. Detroit, MI: Broadside Press. 1974.

Blanche E. Ferguson. Countee Cullen and the Negro Renaissance. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1966. 213pp.

Margaret Perry. A Bio-Bibliography of Countee P. Cullen, 1903-1946. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1970. 134pp.

Alan R. Shucard. Countee Cullen. New York: Twayne. 1984.

Darwin T. Turner. In a Minor Chord: Three Afro-American Writers and Their Search for Identity. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 1971. Covering Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen, and Zora Neale Hurston.


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  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.160)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.370)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.60)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.178)

  10. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.47)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.241)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.165)

  13. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.97-99)

  14. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.643)

  15. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.71)

  16. Legends in Their Own Time (p.59)

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