Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.(Langston Hughes)” Langston Hughes pursues his dreams despite the changes in his life. Langston Hughes fulfilled his dreams to become an award writing poet. His life background, the Harlem Renaissance and his literary works were the ways to reach his dreams. Langston Hughes was born in “Joplin, Missouri in 1902″(Bloom, 130)). His father James Hughes abandoned his mother Carrie Langston Hughes leaving Langston Hughes to become what was called ” a passed around child”(Pettis, 130). Langston Hughes parents divorced and he moved from place to place, his loyalty had divided within his parents Then he moved to Washington, D.C, to live with his mother’s family, Then he lived with his dad for seven years in Mexico (Bloom, 130). His father settled there to avoid segregation in the the United States. Langston Hughes lived with his father in Mexico but returned to live in Ohio. Langston Hughes had earned the title of class poet and wrote short stories while attending Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He decided to then enroll in Columbia University and was focused on earning an engineering degree which he did not complete his degree. Langston Hughes then went to Lincoln University where he was influenced by teachers and classmates. During Langston Hughes adulthood he started working many jobs and all the jobs he worked required physical labor; when he first found some work on a ship and began a period of travel that would greatly shape his works. Langston Hughes then moved to New York City and continued to write while maintaining a nomadic life and kept observing things as he got older. Also during Langston Hughes adulthood he inspired other peers to become writers and he helped others become good poets just as Langston Hughes was a good poet. After Langston Hughes left Columbia and started working many jobs he then joined the crew of a Freighter bond for West Africa. He also spent six months in Paris before returning to the United States. Langston Hughes had traveled many places such as the United States, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, Cuba, the Azares, and the Canary Islands. Langston Hughes interest were in the African American Culture which had a big impact on his writing and it shaped the way he approached the working classes. Hughes was also known to be a peaceful and kind man he was very helpful in the communities he was in. Langston Hughes was also a influence to other people and he encouraged him to do his works and also he was very criticized by many people during his adulthood but Langston Hughes ignored all of the criticism and continued his works. Langston Hughes adulthood also didn’t have the best life he had many struggles because he wasn’t a very wealthy man and with the racism and had very hard times.Langston Hughes worked on a number of different collaborations with various writers, editors, and artists in the fifthteen years of his life. Langston Hughes published The sweet flypaper of life also with co-editing a pictorial history of the “new negro” in America. Langston Hughes was sometimes referred as the dean of literature but also made good contributions as an editor in assembling the best short stories by negro writers. There were several books and collaborations by Langston Hughes which published in his final volume of poetry, “The Panther and the Lash.” Langston Hughes wrote novels, newspaper columns, essays, plays, short stories, histories, autobiographies, and children books. He published his “first two volumes of poetry during the 1920’s”. He visited several ports along the continents western coast, poems and short stories captured his impressions of the land and the people he met on the ship and the ports. During Langston Hughes matribulation of Lincoln , Hughes worked on his novel, “not without laughter”. Hughes was condemned by black critics by calling him the “poet low-rate” of Harlem in a review of fine clothes to the Jewish. He had a numerous collection which had included two volumes of short stories, “laughing to keep them from crying”. Finally Langston Hughes published groundbreaking criticism invoicing his position and the responsibility of the block artist to embrace all of African American culture in the essay “The negro artist and the racial mountain.”He was also distinguished as innovative voice because his works that inspired many people and all of his works were constant and had great flows.The Harlem Renaissance was a big contributor to his works. His reading fits into the largest framework of Harlem Renaissance because it was during the period that African Americans began to be characterized for their intelligence as well for their literature, fine arts, and music. The Harlem Renaissance introduced a generation of artist that all had the same goals to reimagine the ” new negro” as a powerful, creative, and inspiring figure for a new age(Varlock, 10) Also The Harlem Renaissance was a new redefinition of the image of the black. “Langston Hughes, the poetic form offered a mirror for the larger American public, while casting a much more detailed image of the nation’s racialized state much more than the prevailing distortions could allow”(Varlock, Christopher).Langston Hughes through his literary career he was a influence on American arts and culture well into the last third of the twentieth century. He was mostly influenced by people of his previous jobs and their different cultures because he worked with many people and they inspired him to do poetry and short stories. He absorbed human and cultural reasons from all the places and people he encountered which that had gave him a good idea of the types of writings he wanted to do and also some of the writings that he wrote were about cultures and also the poets seem to recognize the racism and the society that he lived in and the African American culture. His literary Carrera wasn’t the best he always had his ups and downs Langston Hughes had many struggles. Langston Hughes may have been a great poem writer but people criticized and made his Career rough but as he continued his career his writing left many people speechless and was then known as to be one for the greatest African American poets and earned many awards .Langston Hughes and his accomplishments a few awards that he had received were that he was awarded from opportunity magazine for his poetry. He also then earned the Harmon Foundation Medal also a prize of 400 dollars. Another award he earned w as soon The Highest or Noblest achievement by the American negro during the next year. Langston Hughes deserved all of these awards because of how great of a writer he was and everything he went through all throughout his life because he had many challenges. Langston Hughes overcame every single problem and worked hard to get what he deserved and he did by getting rewarded and know for his poems and his works.Langston Hughes had a ruff life but despite everything he went through he pursued his dreams and lived a great nomadic life and was proud of his achievements. Langston Hughes was a great poet that was influenced by many people and things. Throughout his high-school and college years he never wanted to pursue a literary career until he had attended Lincoln University where he got very influenced. Langston Hughes stayed focused on his dreams and overcame the challenges in his life to be the great African American poet he is now and will always be remembered.