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Akua Lezli Hope

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Embouchure Poems on Jazz & Other Musics (Artfarm Press, 1995), LoveCycles (Center for New Images, 1976)
Anthologies:
THE CRAFTY POET II (Terrapin Books, 2016), THE DOLL COLLECTION (Terrapin Books, 2016), The Million-Line Poem (Tupelo Press, 2015), 100 Best African American Poems (Source Books, 2010), 10X10 (Cave Canem, 2006), Language of Color: Writers Respond to the Paintings of Georgia O’Keefe (Writers & Books, 2006), Knocking on the Silence (Foothills Publishing, 2005), My Soul To His Spirit: Soulful Expressions From Black Daughters To Their Fathers (SoulDictates Publishing, 2005), Cave Canem Anthology 2002 (Cave Canem, 2003), Glass Works (Pudding House Publications, 2003), The Year's Best Writing (Writer's Digest Books, 2003), Dark Matter (Warner Books, 2000), WORDS OF WISDOM, Poet’s Theater 20th Anniversary Anthology (H&H Press, 2000), Blue Light Corner (Three Rivers Press, 1998), MASK (Earth's Daughters, 1998), SisterFire (Harper Collins, 1994), Writing From the New Coast: Technique (Garlic Press, 1993), Erotique Noire (Anchor Books, 1992), Black and In Brooklyn (Universal Black Writers Press, 1983), Confirmation,, anthology of Afrikan-American women writers (Quill Books, 1983), Extended Outlooks, the Iowa Review Anthology of Contemporary American women writers (Collier Books, 1983), Woman Poet East (Women in Literature, 1981), Ordinary Women (Ordinary Women Books, 1978), Johari II (Center for New Images, 1975), Johari I (Center for New Images, 1974), Keeping the Faith, anthology of Black American Women Writers (Fawcett Books, 1974)
Journals:
African American Review, Asimov's Science Fiction , Black American Literary Forum, Black Scholar, Blue Cage, Bluecage, Bomb, Bopp, Breath and Shadow, Catalyst Magazine, Chain, Conditions, Contact II, Earth's Daughters, Essence Magazine, Eye to the Telescope, Eyeball Magazine, Fireweed, Fireweed Journal, Freshtones, Gyroscope Review, Hambone, Health Affairs: Narrative Matters, Hoodoo, Ikon, Iron Horse Literary Review, Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Meanderings, Moondance Magazine, Obsidian, Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review, Rattle, Shooting Star Review, Silver Blade, Starline, Stone Canoe, Strange Horizons, Sub-saharan Magazine, Sunbury, The Cossack Review, The Font, The New Verse News, The Poeming Pigeon, Three Coyotes, West Wind Review, Wordgathering, Yellow Chair Review
Prizes:
2015 Bryant-Lisembee Editor's Prize, 2015 short poem Science Fiction Poetry Association Award, NEA Fellowship for Poetry, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships for Poetry, Ragdale U.S.-Africa Fellowship, Artists Crossroads Grant, Hurston Wright writers scholarship, Walker Foundation Scholarship to Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Poet-in-Residence, Chautauqua Institution, Writer's Digest Book Award, Cave Canem Fellow. Artist Crossroads Grant from The Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes; poet in residence at The Chatauqua Instittute; 2015 Word Works Washington Prize finalist; Barnard New Women Poets Series finalist, Open Voice finalist, MacDonald's Black Literary Achievement Award finalist; Walt Whitman Award finalist; and Awardee in Non-rhyming Poetry, Writer's Digest competition.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Citizen by Claudia Rankine, The Book for My Brother by Tomaz Salamun, The Pink Box by Yesenia Montilla, Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: September 26, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
New York City, NY
Agent:
Regina Howe

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