Len Lawson

Poet

Florence, SC
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Author's Bio

Len Lawson is the author of Chime (Get Fresh, 2019), the chapbook Before the Night Wakes You (Finishing Line, 2017). He is co-editor of Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race (Muddy Ford, 2017) & The Future of Black: Afrofuturism and Black Comics Poetry (Blair, 2021). His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.  He has received fellowships from Callaloo, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and others. His poetry appears in Callaloo, African American Review, Ninth Letter, Verse Daily, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. Len is also a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature and Criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, earning the 2020 IUP Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. He has taught English in South Carolina higher education for ten years. 

Publications & Prizes

Journals:
African American Review
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berfrois
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Callaloo
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
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Control Literary Magazine
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Cosmonauts Avenue
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Diverse Voices Quarterly
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Jasper Magazine
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Metaphors
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Mississippi Review
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Pank
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PLUCK!
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Rolling Thunder Quarterly
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The Southern Tablet
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Verse Daily
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Winter Tangerine Review
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Yellow Chair Review
Prizes won: 

Berfrois Poetry Prize Finalist, Mississippi Review Poetry Prize Finalist, Pushcart Prize Nominee, Best of the Net Nominee, Yellow Chair Review Chapbook Finalist, Gigantic Sequins Summer Contest Finalist, Carrie McCray Nickens Poetry Fellowship, Susan Laughter Myers Poetry Fellowship

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bamberg
Raised in: 
Bamberg, SC
South Carolina
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Last update: Aug 19, 2020