Chris Abani
Opal Palmer Adisa
Wayne Armond
Jean Binta Breeze
Tim Cahill
Austin Clarke
Maryse Condé
Ibo Cooper
Arnaldo Correa
Blacka Ellis
Nelson Eubanks
Percival Everett
Leonie Forbes
Don George
Steve Golding
Barbara Blake Hannah
Sean Keith Henry
Ishion Hutchinson
Amanda Jones
Kaylie Jones
Laurie McAndish King
Glenville Lovell
Rita Marley
devorah major
John Maxwell
Mark McMorris
Tessa McWatt
China Miéville
Harryette Mullen
Claudia Rankine
Nina Revoyr
Time Seibles
Veronica Saulter
Nadine Sutherland
Rudolph Wallace
Dan Wideman
Anthony Winkler
Big Youth
Mark McMorris

Mark McMorris was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and attended the Excelsior School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College, Columbia University, and lived and worked in Manhattan before moving to Providence, RI, for graduate study. He has a master’s degree in Creating Writing (Poetry) and a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Brown University. He is currently an associate professor of English at Georgetown University, and is the former director of the Georgetown Poetry & Seminar Series and the university’s Lannan Fellows Program. A two-time winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series award from the University of Georgia Press, Mr. McMorris is the author of four books of poetry: The Café at Light (Roof Books, 2004), The Blaze of the Poui (University of Georgia Press, 2003), The Black Reeds (University of Georgia Press, 1997), and Moth-Wings (Burning Deck, 1996).

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