Ariel Williams Holloway: One Of The Harlem Renaissance's Greatest Poets

Lucy Ariel Williams Holloway, one of the most widely published Black female poets of her day, wrote poems giving voice to the aspirations and sorrows of the Great Migration.


Special thanks to a friend in Prairie View, Texas, for the tip that inspired today's post. I was totally unaware of Lucy Ariel Williams Holloway's distinguished life until I read this beautiful tribute to her remarkable son.

Ariel Williams Holloway - Profile on website celebrating heroic women activists.
Ariel Williams Holloway - Wikipedia profile.
Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance to Rediscover and Read - The Harlem Renaissance was a fertile era for African-American creatives of all kinds, and a number of female poets rose to prominence, Ariel Williams Holloway among them.
Poem published in Opportunity: The Journal of Negro Life (September 1935)
Poem published in Opportunity: The Journal of Negro Life (January 1932)
Poem published in Opportunity: The Journal of Negro Life (June 1926) - This poem was, in a way, the foundation of Ariel Williams Holloway's fame, winning (shared) first place honors in the literary contest of 1926.