Sterling Allen Brown was born in Washington, D.C., in 1901. He is the author of three poetry collections, including the debut collection Southern Road (1932), as well as notable critical works and anthologies on black culture and literature. A literature professor at Howard University for 40 years, Brown received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize shortly before he died in 1989 in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Audio Recordings with Sterling Allen Brown
- Sterling Allen Brown reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, July 9, 1973.