Poetry Corner--Paul Laurence Dunbar: Changing the Joke to Slip the Yoke
Editors’ note: We are re-blogging this post from Sharon McCoy in honor of Paul Laurence Dunbar's birthday: June 27th.
Last year we posted the poem "An Ante-bellum Sermon" from Paul Laurence Dunbar's collection, Lyrics of Lowly Life. This week's poetry entry discusses the historical, literary, and cultural context of that collection and its core humor. The bold red titles below indicate live links to those songsheets, audio files, or websites.