Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019

Publications and Prizes

Outlandish Blues
(Wesleyan University Press, 2003)
, Red Clay Suite
(Southern Illinois University Press, 2007)
, The Gospel of Barbeque
(Kent State University Press, 2000)
Approaching Literature: Writing, Reading, Thinking (2nd Edition)
(Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007)
, Blues Poems
(Everyman, 2003)
, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam
(Crown Publishers, 2001)
, Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic
(Tor Books, 2004)
, 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)
, Rainbow Darkness: An Anthology of African American Poetry
(Miami University Press, 2005)
, The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary Poetry
(Autumn House Press, 2005)
, The Civil Rights Reader: American Literature from Jim Crow to Reconciliation
(University of Georgia Press, 2009)
, These Hands I know: African American Writers on Family
(Sarabande Books, 2006)
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 Won: 
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

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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African American
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Durham, NC
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Last updated: Jul 01, 2009