Harbors and Spirits

Harbors and Spirits

Jeffery Renard Allen / Nov 19, 2019

Harbors and Spirits Poet novelist and critic Jeffery Renard Allen brings a number of characteristics to his first collectional of poems He adapts jazz and blues forms to lyric poetry and uses a variety of cultural sour

  • Title: Harbors and Spirits
  • Author: Jeffery Renard Allen
  • ISBN: 9781559212083
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poet, novelist and critic, Jeffery Renard Allen brings a number of characteristics to his first collectional of poems He adapts jazz and blues forms to lyric poetry and uses a variety of cultural sources to draw together materials that exist in a shared mythology The result has the directness and clarity of an African American Homeric hymn Rich in musicality, Allen s woPoet, novelist and critic, Jeffery Renard Allen brings a number of characteristics to his first collectional of poems He adapts jazz and blues forms to lyric poetry and uses a variety of cultural sources to draw together materials that exist in a shared mythology The result has the directness and clarity of an African American Homeric hymn Rich in musicality, Allen s work offers an extraordinary breadth of reference and discovery.

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    About "Jeffery Renard Allen"

      • Jeffery Renard Allen

        Jeffery Renard Allen is an Associate Professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York, the author of two collections of poetry, Stellar Places Moyer Bell 2007 and Harbors and Spirits Moyer Bell 1999 , and of the widely celebrated and influential novel, Rails Under My Back Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000 , which won The Chicago Tribune s Heartland Prize for Fiction His other awards include a Whiting Writer s Award, The Chicago Public Library s Twenty first Century Award, a Recognition for Pioneering Achievements in Fiction from the African American Literature and Culture Association, a support grant from Creative Capital, and the 2003 Charles Angoff Award for Fiction from The Literary Review He has been a fellow at The Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library, a John Farrar Fellow in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and a Walter E Dakins Fellow in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers Conference.His essays, reviews, fiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous publications, including The Chicago Tribune, Poets Writers, Triquarterly, Ploughshares, Bomb, Hambone, The Antioch Review, StoryQuarterly, African Voices, African American Review, Callaloo, Arkansas Review, Other Voices, Black Renaissance Noire, Notre Dame Review, The Literary Review, and XCP Cross Cultural Poetics His work has also appeared in several anthologies, including 110 Stories New York Writes after September 11, Rainbow Darkness An Anthology of African American Poetry, and Homeground Language for an American Landscape.Born in Chicago, Renard Allen holds a PhD in English Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago Besides teaching at Queens College including, as of fall 2007, in the college s new MFA program in creative writing , Allen is also an instructor in the graduate writing program at New School University He has also taught for Cave Canem, the Summer Literary Seminars program in St Petersburg, Russia, and Nairobi, Kenya, and in the writing program at Columbia University In addition, he is the director of the Pan African Literary Forum, a writers conference in Accra, Ghana, to be held in the summer of 2008 A resident of Far Rockaway, Queens, Allen is presently at work on the novel Song of the Shank, based on the life of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a nineteenth century African American piano virtuoso and composer who performed under the stage name Blind Tom.


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