Sterling A. Brown
published Southern Roads. Shortly after this book
of poetry was published, Alain
Locke hailed Brown as the "New Negro Folk Poet."
Southern Roads broadened the use of dialect beyond
comedy and pathos to greater ranges of black expressions.
Wallace Thurman published Infants of the Spring,
which serves as his personal critique of the Harlem Renaissance.
Conjure Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem by Rudolph
Fisher became the first published mystery novel by a black