Faculty & Staff Directory
Campus Address: CA503V
Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Literature
Department of English
M.F.A., Indiana University, 2006, B.A., University of Kentucky, 1996
Black Arts Movement, ethnic poetry collectives, art for social change
Winner, Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award, Persea Books, 2011; Finalist, NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Literary Work-Poetry), 2010; Finalist, Hurston/Wright Legacy Award,2010; Finalist, Wick Poetry Prize, 2007; Finalist, Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, 2007; Pushcart Prize Nominee, 2006;
Books: \blak\ \al-fə bet\ (poetry), Persea Books, 2013 Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, Red Hen Press, 2009 Poetry in: Zoland Poetry Volume Two (Zoland Books 2008), The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press 2007), Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Ninth Letter, and The Louisville Review.