Countee Cullen

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Birthday
30, 1903
Birthplace
Lexington, KY
Death Date
Jan 9, 1946 (42)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
30, 1903
Birthplace
Lexington, KY
Death Date
Jan 9, 1946 (42)

About

Poet associated with the Harlem Renaissance and known for Color, a landmark poetry collection. His other works include Copper Sun, Harlem Wine, and Tableau.

Before Fame

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from New York University and went on to pursue a graduate degree in English at Harvard University.

Trivia

He wrote several prose works for children. One of these, My Lives and How I Lost Them, was written from the point of view of his cat.

Family Life

He was briefly married to Yolande Du Bois. Following his divorce, he wed his longtime friend, Ida Mae Robertson.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Harlem Renaissance figure Langston Hughes.