Jean Toomer

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Jean Toomer Biography

Jean Toomer was an American poet and novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance. His first book Cane is considered by many as his most significant.

Life and Career

Early Life

Toomer was born Nathan Eugene Pinchback Toomer in Washington, D.C. His father was a prosperous farmer, originally born into slavery in H ...

Jean Toomer Poems

1.
People

To those fixed on white,
White is white,
To those fixed on black,
It is the same,
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2.
A Certain Man

A certain man wishes to be a prince
Of this earth; he also wants to be
A saint and master of the being-world.
Conscience cannot exist in the first:
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3.
A Portrait In Georgia

Hair-braided chestnut,
coiled like a lyncher's rope,
Eyes-fagots,
Lips-old scars, or the first red blisters,
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4.
Reapers

Black reapers with the sound of steel on stones
Are sharpening scythes. I see them place the hones
In their hip-pockets as a thing that's done,
And start their silent swinging, one by one.
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5.
Her Lips Are Copper Wire

whisper of yellow globes
gleaming on lamp-posts that sway
like bootleg licker drinkers in the fog
...

Jean Toomer Comments

Lamont Palmer 19 February 2006

Largely obscure now, but a very fine poet in his day.

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Jean Toomer 12 February 2018

all y'all nerds aint got nothin right about my life

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Barbara 26 April 2021

Jean is a distant 1/2 Cousin. His grandfather was my gr-gr-grandfather

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Yo Mom 02 March 2018

Why video, could be text

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gaylord123 26 February 2018

jean toomer looks like hitler...

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