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Haki R. Madhubuti

Mailing Address:
7822 S. Dobson Ave.
Chicago, IL  60619

County: Cook


Work: 773-651-0700
Fax: 773-651-7286

Genre: Poetry/Creative Non-Fiction

Periodical Publications:

  • Occasional contributor to Black Issues Book Review
  • Poems published in over thirty anthologies between 1997 and 2000

Book Publications:

  • Heartlove: Wedding and Love Poems, Third World Press, 1998
  • Groundwork: New and Selected Poems 1966-1996 1996
  • Claiming Earth: Race, Rage, Rape, Redemption 1994
  • Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The African American Family in Transition 1990
  • Also with Third World Press Don't Cry, Earthquakes and Sunrise Missions, Kwanzaa, Confusion By Any Other Name, Why L.A. Happened, and many others
  • As Co-Editor

  • Releasing the Spirit Gallery 37, 1998
  • Describe the Moment, Gallery 37, 2000

Forthcoming Publications:

  • Tough Notes: Messages to Young Black Men 2002
  • Colored on Arrival: Don L. Lee to Haki R. Madhubuti (memoirs) 2002

Awards, Fellowships, Grants and Honors:

  • Henry Blakely Poetry Award from Gwendolyn Brooks, 2000
  • Honored with "Haki R. Madhubuti Day" by birth city Little Rock AK, 1999
  • Gwendolyn Brooks/Alain Locke Literary Excellence Award from the U.S. Organization of Los Angeles (1995)
  • Community Service Award, African Heritage Studies Association (1994)
  • Paul Robeson Award, African American Arts alliance (1993)
  • Lifetime Visionary Award, African Poetry Theater, Inc. (1993)
  • Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Poets award (1992)
  • ETA Creative Arts Foundation's "Epic Men of the 20th Century" award (1992)
  • American Book Award, (1991)
  • Author of the Year, Illinois Association of TEachers of English (1991)
  • Sidney R. Yates ARt Advocacy Award, Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation Award (1988)
  • Robert and Hazel Ferguson Memorial Award for Poetry
  • Also awards from National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Illinois Arts Council and the National Council of Teachers of English Black Caucus Award

Recent Readings, Performances and Productions:

  • Has read at Chicago State University's Poetry Slam, Reflections Bookstore & Senior Adult Center, University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, Black Book Fair (Cincinnati, OH), and the Seventh Annual Etheridge Knight Festival of the Arts

Recent Workshops:

  • Has given workshops at New Orleans Men's Conference, "From Prison to Community: The Inter-religious Challenge" Conference (Chicago), Youth Workshop on Poetry - Seventh Annual Etheridge Knight Festival of the Arts, and interaction with LOC students (Memphis, TN)

Present Employment:

  • Distinguished University Professor/Director of Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Chicago State University
  • Director/Founder of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing
  • Poet, publisher, editor, and educator

Preferred Audience:

  • High school and college students preferred but will work with any interested group.

Willing to travel:

  • yes
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