Although there’s no research behind it, some poets claim that poetry can keep you young. Many senior citizens are finding joy and youthful exuberance in poetry classes, and it’s not hard to see why. Poetry can draw out emotions and help you really feel alive, and it can help you relieve stress while you either read or write it.
Living from 1902 to 1967, Langston Hughes was born James Mercer Langston Hughes in Joplin, Missouri. Hughes is known for the feeling of jazz and 1920s to 1960s Black life instilled inside his poetry and books. His work was an enormous part of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and remains as relevant today as it ever was. In addition to poetry, Hughes wrote plays, novels and short stories.