A NEW SONG.
Edition: First printing.
New York: International Workers Order, 1938. First edition - A book published by the IWO "to make available literature which would otherwise be out of the reach of wage earners." In his introduction, Michael Gold describes an incident early in Hughes's career: in 1925, Vachel Lindsay was giving a recital in Washington D.C. and he recited 3 poems by a young unknown Negro poet - Langston Hughes - who was working as a busboy at that dinner at that white man's hotel. In addition to the title poem, this includes 'Song of Spain,' 'The Lynching Song' and 14 others about inequality of all kinds -racial, economic, social -as well as a call for action and justice. Cover illustration by Joe Jones. A slim chapbook. 31 pp.
Condition: Near fine in stapled illustrated wrappers (slight toning to the lower edges of the covers.)