Eddie Bell

Poet

3419 Park South Station Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone: 
914-388-3625

Author's Bio

 

Bio for Eddie Bell

3419 Park South Station Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28210-4466

980-335-0394 (H)             914-388-3625 (C)

Email: eddiebell@carolina.rr.com

Website: www.eddiebell.com

 

Education:                         Tennessee State University BS 1962

                                             Michigan State University MA 1966

 

Employment:                   

 

State University of NY - System Administration (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs). 1987-1994 (Retired October 1994)

 

State University of New York at New Paltz (Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Admissions) 1967-1987

 

Eddie’s Photo World (Owner & Photographer)

 

EddieBell.com (Author/Poet/Motivational Speaker/Educational Consulting)

 

Howard University (Instructor) 1966-1967

 

United States Air Force (1st Lieutenant) 1962-1965

 

Residencies:                      Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL 1995 and 1996

                                             Cal State San Bernardino (Poet-in-Residence) 2015

 

Publications:                    

Recrudescence: Poems in the Key of Black, AuthorHouse, March 2019

Pride Magazine: “Nellie Ashford; Charlotte Folk Artist Lands Giant Display at Charlotte Airport” (December 2018)

Our Children’s Keepers, A Guide to Pre-College Mentoring Programs (Release date: July 2013)

Eeny Meeny Miney Mo / Time to Lynch a Negro, Royal Fireworks Press 2009

                                             “Festival of Tears” (Compact Disc), Eddie Bell, Artist & Producer 2008

Eddie Bell: En Francais, Selected and New Works, CRS Outloudbooks 2003

Capt’s Dreaming Chair, CRS Outloudbooks 2000

                                             Pressing Toward the Mark, Taylor Publishing Co. 1998

                                             Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY (Freelance correspondent)

                                             Various journals, anthologies, newspapers, and Internet ‘ezines’

 

Appearances:   

Friendship Day School, “Poetry in Motion,” April 24, 2018

Tennessee State Southeast Region Alumni Conference, Keynote Address, June 10, 2017

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC, Poetry Performance

Cal State San Bernardino (poet-in-residence)

“On-Campus at SUNY New Paltz” television, Abigail Robin, Host

“The Woodstock Roundtable,” Doug Grunther, Host, WDST, Woodstock, NY

2009 Downtown Poetry Series (Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers), Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL

Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY

Unison Arts and Cultural Center, New Paltz, NY

Liberty Free Theater, Liberty, NY

Hudson Valley Poetry Festival, Rosendale, NY

First Coast Writers’ Festival, Jacksonville, FL

le Duc des Lombards (jazz club), Paris, France

Librairie Le temps des Cerises, Clermont-Ferrand, France

4th Annual Midwest Poets & Writers Conference, Detroit, MI

1st Annual Woodstock Poetry Festival, Woodstock, NY

“Tribute to Battered Women,” Cunneen-Hackett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

City College of New York Poetry in Performance Festivals, Aaro

The Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church

CRS Outloud Festivals, Grahamsville, NY

And many others…

 

Literary Affiliations:                      

Current

Arts Advisory Committee, Friendship Day School, Charlotte, NC

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Voices of the Valley (Mid-Hudson Valley, NY)

Poets & Writers

Former

Charlotte Writers’ Club (Board member, 2013-2014)

The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, NYC

Catskill Reading Society, Claryville, NY (Received Award of Merit, 2004)

 

Grants:

                                             French Ministry of Culture

                                             New York State Council on the Arts

                                             New York State Foundation for the Arts

 

Tours:                                 Southern Book Tour (NC; Fl; AL) 2009

Paris and Central France (2002, 2003, 2004)

 

 

Editorial Experience:                    

Assistant Editor Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, Queens, NY

AWP Writing Series Competition screener

 

 

Listing:                               

Poets & Writers, New York, NY, “A Directory of American Poets

 and Fiction Writers”

 

Honors/Special Achievements:

                                            

Legacy Legend, Educational Opportunity Program, SUNY New Paltz

 

Trailblazer Award, First World First World Alumni, SUNY New Paltz

 

“Notable Names,” Pride Magazine, Charlotte, NC

 

Initiated the purchase of the first work of art by an African American artist added to the Permanent White House Art Collection (Sand Dunes at Sunset Atlantic City by Henry Ossawa Tanner). 

 

Memberships:                 

National Museum of African American History & Culture

 

Harvey Gantt Center for African Art + Culture (Charlotte, NC)

 

                                             State University of New York, New Paltz Hall of Fame

 

Writers Retreats: 

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Memoir (and) (Memoir Journal, 2008)
,
Hudson Valley Poetry fest (Century House Historical Society, 2007)
,
Poetry In Performance Vol #34 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 2006)
,
Poetry in Performance Vol 33 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 2005)
,
Beyond the Frontier (Black Classic Press, 2002)
,
On the Shores of Detroit (Odyssey Books, 2002)
,
Ripples (Chaffee Country Writers' Exchange, 2002)
,
Home Planet News (Home Planet Publishing, 2001)
,
Poetry In Performance Vol #29 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 2001)
,
Poetry In Performance Vol #28 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 2000)
,
Poetry In Performance Vol #26 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 1998)
,
Poetry In Performance Vol 25 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 1997)
Books:
Recrudescence: Poems in the Key of Black (Authorhouse, 2019)
,
Eeny Meeny Miney Mo / Time to Lynch a Negro (Royal Fireworks Press, 2009)
,
Eddie Bell: En Francais Selected and New Works (CRS Outloud Books, 2003)
,
Capt's Dreaming Chair (CRS Outloud Books, 2000)
Journals:
Medicinal Purposes
,

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Geraldine Brooks; Toni Morrison; Zora Neale Hurston; Gwendoline Brooks; Lucille Clifton; Isabell Wilkerson; Isabel Wilkerson
What I'm reading now: 
Educated by Tara Westover, Solitary by Albert Wood Fox

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Chicago, IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
New York City, NY
New York
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Last update: May 01, 2019