One hundred years ago, Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Mo. Five years ago, local African-American cultural organization Divinity Inc. started a week-long festival to honor him and to celebrate poetry of all kinds. "Dream Explosion: The Langston Hughes Black Poetry Festival" chugs into the home stretch this week with presentations by noted poets Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez and Quincy Troupe, along with a reading of Hughes' works by actors... More >>>