Saturday, July 15, 2017

"Absence" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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July 15, 2017


Paul Laurence Dunbar

About This Poem


"Absence" was published in Lyrics of the Hearthside (Dodd, Mead & Co., 1899).


Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in 1872, in Dayton, Ohio. He was one of the first African American poets to gain national recognition. His books of poetry include Lyrics of Lowly Life (Dodd, Mead & Co., 1896) and Poems of Cabin and Field (Dodd, Mead & Co., 1899). He died in 1906.


Poetry by Dunbar


The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar

(University of Virginia Press, 1993)

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