March 3, 2023

Jimmy Worthy II has just published his first book, After a Thousand Tears, an edition of poems by Georgia Douglas Johnson (1877–1966), the most prolific female writer of the Harlem Renaissance. Worthy located the unpublished work while conducting archival research at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Appearing in print now for the first time, this volume features eighty-one poems that offer Johnson’s intimate and forthright sensibility toward African American women’s lived experiences during and following the Harlem Renaissance.

For more on Worthy's work, see his faculty profile.