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Shara McCallum

Author's Bio

Shara McCallum has published two books of poems, Song of Thieves (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003) and The Water Between Us (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999, winner of the 1998 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize) and personal essays in The Antioch Review, Creative Nonfiction, Witness, and elsewhere. Her poems appear in literary journals in the US and abroad, have been reprinted in over twenty anthologies of American, African American, Caribbean, and World poetry, and have been translated into Spanish and Romanian. Originally from Jamaica, she directs the Stadler Center and teaches creative writing and literature at Bucknell University. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Song of Thieves (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003), The Water Between Us (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999)
Anthologies:
Beyond the Frontier (Black Classic Press, 2002), New American Poets (University of New England Press, 2000)
Journals:
Antioch Review, Callaloo, Caribbean Writer, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner

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Listing last updated: June 16, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caribbean American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
Patwa
Born in:
Kingston

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