The StoryBench

We are a community of people who share a love of the written word. We meet to read stories, poems, songs… around a decided theme. This blog is a repository for all that is shared in these meetings.


Langston Hughes

Meet 5 : Conflict

4 December, 2016 The meet started off with a discussion on what the term `conflict' means and interpretations ranged from `sangharsh' (struggle) for rights to confrontation to  what results when varying perspectives collide. Conflict was recognised to be both external and... Continue Reading →

Minstrel Man

This poem is by Langston Hughes, a strong  American voice of black despair Because my mouth Is wide with laughter And my throat Is deep with song, You did not think I suffer after I've held my pain So long.... Continue Reading →

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