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Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Red Clay Suite (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007), Outlandish Blues (Wesleyan University Press, 2003), The Gospel of Barbeque (Kent State University Press, 2000)
Anthologies:
The Civil Rights Reader: American Literature from Jim Crow to Reconciliation (University of Georgia Press, 2009), Approaching Literature: Writing, Reading, Thinking (2nd Edition) (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007), These Hands I know: African American Writers on Family (Sarabande Books, 2006), Rainbow Darkness: An Anthology of African American Poetry (Miami University Press, 2005), The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (Autumn House Press, 2005), Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor Books, 2004), Blues Poems (Everyman, 2003), Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam (Crown Publishers, 2001), Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (Warner Books, 2000), Identity Lessons: Contemporary Writing About Learning to Be American (Viking/Penguin, 1998)
Journals:
American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Brilliant Corners, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, PMS: poemmemoirstory, Prairie Schooner, Story Quarterly
Prizes:
Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; Fiction Scholarship, Sewanee Writers Conference; Finalist, Mary McCarthy Prize for Fiction; Second Prize, Crab Orchard Open Competition; Poetry Fellowship, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference; Honorable Mention, Zoetrope Prize for Fiction; Wick Prize for First Book of Poetry; Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony; Award, Rona Jaffe Foundation for Women Writers

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: July 1, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Kokomo, IN
Raised in:
Durham, NC

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