Tag Archives: Claude McKay

America, Racist and Revolutionary Both

In America, Jamaican immigrant Claude McKay reminds America what makes it great, even as he exposes its dark side.

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Yielding the Heart to an Easter Lily

Claude McKay poem about an Easter lily is a sensuous immersion.

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