Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

Fiction Writer, Poet

University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019

Publications & Prizes


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The Civil Rights Reader: American Literature from Jim Crow to Reconciliation (University of Georgia Press, 2009)
Approaching Literature: Writing, Reading, Thinking (2nd Edition) (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007)
These Hands I know: African American Writers on Family (Sarabande Books, 2006)
Rainbow Darkness: An Anthology of African American Poetry (Miami University Press, 2005)
The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (Autumn House Press, 2005)
Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor Books, 2004)
Blues Poems (Everyman, 2003)
Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam (Crown Publishers, 2001)
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)
Red Clay Suite (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007)
Outlandish Blues (Wesleyan University Press, 2003)
The Gospel of Barbeque (Kent State University Press, 2000)
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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African American
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Durham, NC
North Carolina
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Last update: Jul 01, 2009