Jean Toomer

Jean Toomer (1894 – 1967) was an important figure in African-American literature who wrote both poetry and novels. His most famous work is Cane, published in 1923, which is a novel comprising poems and short stories. He also wrote a long lyrical poem, Blue Meridian, which expresses his hopes and dreams for racial harmony. At the end of his life he became a Quaker and fell into a literary silence.

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