Created May 1996 in honor of the

one hundredth birthday of Jean Toomer

and for my students.

Who or what was Jean Toomer? In my estimation, he was a thinker, a seeker after truth, and a philosopher. Certainly, he was much more than a mere novelist/poet.
He was the writer who began the Harlem Renaissance in Literature, the mystic who helped spread Gurdjieff's system in America, and the Black scholar who put new blood into the Religious Society of Friends.

Jean Toomer Biography

"We learn the rope of life by untying its knots."

Jean Toomer's Poetry

Jean Toomer's Stories

Photographs of Toomer & family

Toomer Bibliography

my motivation & aim


links & related pages


visitors. prize.