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    African American Poet Countee Cullen Signed Book "Color" Born in New York City and raised by foster parents, Countee Cullen graduated from New York University and then got his MA at Harvard (1926). His poetic style was derived more from European traditions than the African-American idioms. Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1928, he spent most of the next six years in Paris. On returning to New York City, he taught at a junior high school (1934-46) and also edited a magazine, Opportunity. Here is his first book signed: Color [NY: Harper & Brothers, 1925], hardcover, 108 pages. Signed in fountain pen on the first free end page "Very cordially, Countee Cullen, Kearney, July 25, 1932." In fine condition, with some scattered light cover wear. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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