Harlem Shadows (1922)

This is an open-source edition of Claude McKay's 1922 collection of poems Harlem Shadows. It seeks to aggregate the most comprehensive set of documents related to Harlem Shadows and make them available to students and readers of McKay. This project is under development by Chris Forster and Roopika Risam. You can read more about the inspiration for the project.

The edition remains under development, but a rationale for the edition, introductory materials, an explanation of how its apparatus is organized, and a PDF copy of the same material collected here are all forthcoming (promise!).

If you have any questions about this project or are interested in contributing, contact: cforster@syr.edu.


Harlem Shadows (1922)

Additional Poems by Claude McKay

Contemporary Reviews

Supplementary Texts