Akua Lezli Hope

Corning, NY 14830

Publications and Prizes

Embouchure Poems on Jazz & Other Musics
(Artfarm Press, 1995)
, LoveCycles
(Center for New Images, 1976)
100 Best African American Poems
(Source Books, 2010)
, 10X10
(Cave Canem, 2006)
, Black and In Brooklyn
(Universal Black Writers Press, 1983)
, Blue Light Corner
(Three Rivers Press, 1998)
, Cave Canem Anthology 2002
(Cave Canem, 2003)
, Confirmation,, anthology of Afrikan-American women writers
(Quill Books, 1983)
, Dark Matter
(Warner Books, 2000)
, Erotique Noire
(Anchor Books, 1992)
, Extended Outlooks, the Iowa Review Anthology of Contemporary American women writers
(Collier Books, 1983)
, Glass Works
(Pudding House Publications, 2003)
, Johari I
(Center for New Images, 1974)
, Johari II
(Center for New Images, 1975)
, Keeping the Faith, anthology of Black American Women Writers
(Fawcett Books, 1974)
, Knocking on the Silence
(Foothills Publishing, 2005)
, Language of Color: Writers Respond to the Paintings of Georgia O’Keefe
(Writers & Books, 2006)
(Earth's Daughters, 1998)
, My Soul To His Spirit: Soulful Expressions From Black Daughters To Their Fathers
(SoulDictates Publishing, 2005)
, Ordinary Women
(Ordinary Women Books, 1978)
, SisterFire
(Harper Collins, 1994)
(Terrapin Books, 2016)
(Terrapin Books, 2016)
, The Million-Line Poem
(Tupelo Press, 2015)
, The Year's Best Writing
(Writer's Digest Books, 2003)
, Woman Poet East
(Women in Literature, 1981)
, WORDS OF WISDOM, Poet’s Theater 20th Anniversary Anthology
(H&H Press, 2000)
, Writing From the New Coast: Technique
(Garlic Press, 1993)
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 Won: 
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

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New York
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New York City, NY
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Last updated: Sep 26, 2016