Discuss the poets and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance and the era of Modernism.

What themes do you see appearing in works as diverse as those of Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Robert Hayden? How do these writers handle these themes? How do you see these themes and the discussion of them changing as we move from the Harlem Renaissance into the decades of the middle of the twentieth century? You may choose whichever poets you so desire.