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“A Prayer” by Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr.

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April 23, 2017

A Prayer

Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr.

About This Poem


"A Prayer" was published in The Book of American Negro Poetry (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922), edited by James Weldon Johnson.


Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr. was born on February 2, 1861, in Nelson County, Kentucky. His collections of poetry include A Rhyming (New South Publishing, Co., 1895) and Collected Poems (Henry Harrison, 1938). He died in 1949.

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