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Dudley Randall was born 14 January in Washington, D. He moved to Detroit in His first published poem appeared in the Detroit Free Press when he was thirteen. He served in WWII which is reflected in several of his poems. He was a librarian, editor, and poet. Randall was poet laureate of Detroit in
Search more than 3, biographies of contemporary and classic poets. Dudley Randall was born on January 14, , in Washington, D. Randall began writing seriously at age thirteen, and in his first published poem appeared in the Detroit Free Press. He began working full-time at the Ford Motor Company foundry in Post Office for several years.
He founded a publishing company called Broadside Press in , which published many leading African American writers. Randall's most famous poem is "The Ballad of Birmingham", written during the s, about the bombing of the church Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Search Submit. It is not uncommon for poets and other artists to be told what and how to write. Many people would request them to write on different topics even when they are not aware of them, usually evoking the responsibility of the poet as their reason. Born in , Randall was not only a poet but also a publisher from Detroit, Michigan. He is known for his famous poem The Ballad of Birmingham , which was written in response to the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama,