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    watercolor of jazz band by Julian Peters

    Langston Hughes’s “Juke Box Love Song”

    A Visual Interpretation


    February 1, 2021
    • Vicki

      Such a beautiful poem and beautiful, amazing art!!! Thank you so much!

    • Chris

      Oh so beautiful. Thank you. My soul is touched

    Juke Box Love Song by Langston Huges, illustrated by Julian Peters
    illustration of buses and subways in Harlem
    illustration of brownstones in Harlem
    a couple dancing to the music of a Harlem band

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    From Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry by Julian Peters

    “Juke Box Love Song” from The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel (New York: Knopf, 1994). Copyright © 1994 by the Estate of Langston Hughes. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, and by permission of Harold Ober Associates. All rights reserved.

    Contributed By JulianPeters Julian Peters

    Julian Peters is an illustrator and comic book artist living in Montreal, Canada, who focuses on adapting classical poems into graphic art. His work has been exhibited internationally and published in several poetry and graphic art collections.

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