Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019
Phone: 
405-325-4240

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Outlandish Blues
(Wesleyan University Press, 2003)
, Red Clay Suite
(Southern Illinois University Press, 2007)
, The Gospel of Barbeque
(Kent State University Press, 2000)
Anthologies: 
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)
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 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

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
Raised in: 
Durham, NC
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Last updated: Jul 01, 2009