Owen Dodson was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1914. He is the author of three poetry collections, Powerful Long Ladder (1940), The Confession Stone: Song Cycles (1970), and The Harlem Book of the Dead (1978). He has also written over thirty-five plays and opera libretti, as well as two novels, Boy at the Window (1951) and Come Home Early, Child (1967). Dodson taught at Howard University from 1947-1979 and served as their Drama Department Chair for thirty years. He also taught for a short period of time at Spelman College and Atlanta University. Owen Dodson died in 1983.
Audio Recordings of Owen Dodson
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Lucille Clifton and Owen Dodson reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Mar. 26, 1973