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  Contributor Biography:  Alden Reimonenq 
 
Alden Reimonenq is Interim Dean of the College of Humanities at California State University, Northridge. He taught at St. Mary's College of California for seventeen years. He is working on a biographical and critical study of Countee Cullen. His poetry and reviews have appeared in James White Review and in the anthology Milking Black Bull: 12 Black Gay Poets. His book of poetry Hoodoo Headrag was published in 2001.

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literature >> Cullen, Countee

Countee Cullen, an important member of the Harlem Renaissance, has coded references to homosexuality in much of his poetry.

literature >> The Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance, an African-American literary movement of the 1920s and 1930s, included several important gay and lesbian writers.

literature >> Hughes, Langston

Langston Hughes, whose literary legacy is enormous and varied, was closeted, but homosexuality was an important influence on his literary imagination, and many of his poems may be read as gay texts.

   

 

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