Sunday, May 15, 2016

African American Poets and Academic Appointments


Here's a partial list of academic appointments of African American poets. 

• Elizabeth Alexander, Columbia University, Department of English and Comparative Literature 
• Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III), Bowie State University, Department of English and Modern Languages 
• Jericho Brown, Emory University, English and Creative Writing
• Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Cornell University, Department of English
Cyrus Cassells, Texas State University, Department of English
Kyle Dargan, American University, Department of Literature
Toi Derricotte University of Pittsburgh, Emeritus Professor, Department of English
• Rita Dove, University of Virginia, Commonwealth Professor, Department of English
• Camille Dungy, Colorada State University, Department of English
• Cornelius Eady, University of Missouri, Department of English
• Kelly Norman Ellis, Chicago State University, MFA in Creative Writing
• Nikky Finney, University of South Carolina, Department of Language and Literature 
• Reginald Flood, Eastern Connecticut State University, Department of English
• Calvin Forbes, School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Writing Program
• Ross Gay, Indiana University, Creative Writing, Department of English
• Nikki Giovanni, Virginia Tech, Department of English
• Cecil S. Giscombe, University of California, Berkeley, Department of English
• Yona Harvey, University of Pittsburgh, Department of English
• Terrance Hayes, University of Pittsburgh, Department of English
• Major Jackson, University of Vermont, Department of English 
• Tyehimba Jess, College of Staten Island, Department of English
• A. Van Jordan, Rutgers-Newark, Department of English
• Allison Joseph, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Department of English
• Douglas Kearney, California Institute of the Arts, MFA Writing Program
• Ruth Ellen Kocher, University of Colorado, Department of English  
• Yusef Komunyakaa, New York University, Global Distinguished Professor Department of English
• Quraysh Ali M. Lansana, School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Writing Program
• Adrian Matejka, Indiana University, Department of English
• Jason McCall, University of Alabama, Department of English
• Tony Medina, Howard University, Department of English
• Mitchell L. H. Douglas, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Department of English
• Opal J. Moore, Spelman College, Department of English
• Tracie Morris, Pratt Institute, Performance and Performance Studies
• Thylias Moss, University of Michigan, Professor Emerita, Department of English
• Harryette Mullen, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of English
• Marilyn Nelson, University of Connecticut, Emeritus Professor, Department of English
• Carl Phillips, Washington University, Department of English
• Claudia Rankine, University of Southern California, Department of English
• Roger Reeves, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of English
• Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Stony Brook University, Department of English
• Ed Roberson, Northwestern University, Department of English
• Tim Seibles, Old Dominion, Department of English
• Evie Shockley, Rutgers University, Department of English 
• Patricia Smith, College of Staten Island, Department of English
• Tracy K. Smith, Princeton University, Creative Writing, Lewis Center for the Arts
• Sharon Strange, Spelman College, Department of English 
• Natasha Trethewey, Emory University, Department of English and Creative Writing.
• Frank X. Walker, University of Kentucky, Department of English
• Afaa Michael Weaver, Simmons College, Department of English
• Marcus Wicker, University of Southern Indiana, Department of English
• Kevin Young, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, director

Related:
African American Poets and Academic Appointments (2012)

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