Read Me a Poem

“Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes

Poems read aloud, beautifully

By Amanda Holmes | November 2, 2018
Langston Hughes in 1936, photographed by Carl Van Vechten (Library of Congress/photo-illustration by Stephanie Bastek)

Amanda Holmes reads Langston Hughes’s poem, “Let America Be America Again.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.

This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.

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