Tamara J. Madison


Author's Bio

Tamara J. Madison is an author, editor, poet, and instructor. Her latest collection of poetry is Threed, This Road Not Damascus published by Trio House Press (May 2019).  She is also the author of KENTUCKY CURDLED, poetry and essay, available in digital, audio, and paperback formats and a collection of short stories, COLLARD COUNTY. Her critical and literary works have been published in a number of anthologies including: Temba Tupu!, an international anthology of Africana Women, Sisterfire, and Check The Rhyme: An anthology of female poets and emcees. Her poetry, fiction and critical work have been published in various literary journals, magazines and sites, most recently aaduna, Poetry International, Web Del Sol Review of Books, Tidal Basin Magazine, and Black Magnolias. She has taught as an instructor of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Hudson County Community College in New Jersey. She is currently a full-time professor of English and creative writing at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. Tamara is a dynamic performance poet and teaching artist currently available for readings, performances, workshops, and residencies. For more on her work, visit her home on the web at www.tamarajmadison.com.

Publications & Prizes

Temba Tupu! (Africa World Press, 2008)
Sisterfire (Harper Collins, 1994)
Sistuh's Sermon on the Mount (Open Hand Publishing, LLC, 1993)
OVS Magazine
Pearl Magazine
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Tea Party Magazine
The Henniker Review
University of Georgia College of Education (2013)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Lucille Clifton, Toni Morrison, Tananarive Due, Octavia Butler, Sterling D. Plumpp

More Information

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Identifies as: 
African American
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Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
Evansville, IN
Raised in: 
Evansville, IN
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Last update: Feb 12, 2020