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- the academy of american poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting american poets. (james) langston hughes began writing in high school, and even at this early age was developing the voice that made him famous hughes was born in joplin, missouri, but lived with his.
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