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Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)

Paul Laurence Dunbar

The Sport of the Gods: Selected Bibliography

Paul Laurence Dunbar: Selected Bibliography

Welcome to the Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar.  This site at the University of Dayton includes a biographical sketch; poems both in text form and read aloud by Herbert Woodward Martin, professor emeritus at the University of Dayton; links to sites about Dunbar;  teaching resources; and other materials.Image is courtesy of this site.

The Dunbar Digital Text Collection at Wright State University Library includes over two hundred poems as well as images of the covers of the books listed below. Review of a new book on Alice Moore and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Excerpts from criticism and a brief biographical sketch at the Modern American Poetry site.

Study questions and a student project on Dunbar at the PAL site.

Lyrics of Lowly Life (Dodd Mead and Company, 1896) with introduction by W.D. Howells (from the Dunbar Digital Text Collection)
Lyrics of Lowly Life (Chapman and Hall, 1897) with introduction by W. D. Howells (from the UMI American Verse Project)
The Love of Landry (1900)
When Malindy Sings (Dodd, Mead and Company, 1903)
Howdy Honey Howdy (Dodd, Mead and Company, 1905)
Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow (Dodd, Mead and Company, 1905)
Li'L Gal (Dodd Mead and Company, ca. 1896, 1904) 

Page images at MOA (Direct links are pending updates)

  • The Ingrate. A Story
  •  When Dey 'Listed Colored Soldiers
  •  At Candle-Lightin' Time
  • Curtain
  •  The Dilettante
  •   Discovered
  •   Foolin' Wif de Seasons
  •  A Frolic
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Hymn
  • Lover's Lane
  •  Negro Love-Song
  • On the Road
  • Parted
  •  Possum
  • Protest
  • A Coquette Conquered
  •  Robert Gould Shaw

  • Comments to D. Campbell.