It’s National Poetry Month (NPM)!
In honor of prominent poets in the community, the UCLA Bunche Center brings you “Who’s That Poet?” a short quiz on African American poets who have made significant contributions to the genre and served as artist/activists.
We encourage you to visit the Bunche Center Library and Media Center (LMC) to further explore these writers and their work.
A. These lines are by which poet and from which poem?
“What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—”
- “Dreams” by Langston Hughes
- “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” by Maya Angelou
- “Harlem” by Langston Hughes
- “On Aging” by Maya Angelou
B. Where was Langston Hughes born?
- Joplin, Missouri
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Harlem, New York
- Chicago, Illinois
C. Who was Langston Hughes?
- A fiction writer who worked closely with F. Scott Fitzgerald
- A poet of the Harlem Renaissance whose work addressed the African American community
- A Broadway playwright married to Zora Neale Hurston
- An Academy Award winning screenwriter