The Artist Birthday Series

Arna Bontemps

Arna Bontemps: poet, writer Arnaud “Arna” Wendell Bontemps (October 13, 1902 โ€“ June 4, 1973) was an American poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance. Bontemps was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, into a Louisiana Creole family. His father, Paul Bismark Bontemps, worked as a bricklayer; his mother, Maria Carolina Pembroke,… Read More Arna Bontemps