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Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Honoree Jeffers, English


M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Alabama, 1996

Professor Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is a poet, novelist, critic and scholar. Professor Jeffers' writing has appeared in Poem-a-Day (Academy of American Poets), American Poetry Review,  Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry (Norton, 2013), CallalooCommon-Place: The Journal of Early American LifeGettysburg ReviewThe Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race (Scribner, 2016), Indiana ReviewIowa ReviewJENda: A Journal of Cultural and African StudiesThe Kenyon Review, New England ReviewPoetryPrairie SchoonerShenandoah, and Virginia Quarterly Review. She has won fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Witter Bynner Foundation through the Library of Congress. For her scholarly research on Early African Americans, Professor Jeffers was elected into the American Antiquarian Society, a learned organization to which fourteen U.S. presidents have been elected, and she has been awarded two lifetime achievement notations for her creative writing, the Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Year, and induction into the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame.  Professor Jeffers has taught at the University of Oklahoma since 2002.

Office: Cate 2, 319

Research and Teaching Interests:

Poetry Writing, Fiction Writing, Creative Nonfiction Writing, Writing for Creative Publication, Early African American Literature, Blues Poetics, and Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century African American Literature.



The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois (Forthcoming: Harper, 2021)

Poetry Collections

The Age of Phillis (Wesleyan University Press, 2020)
The Glory Gets (Wesleyan University Press, 2015)
Red Clay Suite (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007)
Outlandish Blues (Wesleyan University Press, 2003)
The Gospel of Barbecue (Kent State University Press, 2000)

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