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Kevin Young on “Ma Rainey” by Sterling A. Brown

October 2, 2020
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Poet Kevin Young, editor of the Library of America anthology African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, analyses Sterling A. Brown's poem about the great blues singer, who toured and recorded widely in the 1920s and '30s. Watch Young's reading of the poem here, and listen to Sterling A. Brown's own rendition here.