Claude McKay (1889–1948) b. Sunny Ville, Jamaica. Published first poetry collection, Songs of Jamaica, in 1912, the year he arrived in the U.S. Along with poetry volumes such as Harlem Shadows (1922), published novels and memoirs, including Home to Harlem (1928) and the autobiography A Long Way from Home (1937). Spent much of the 1920s and 1930s in Europe and North Africa.