Colleen J. McElroy

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Colleen J. McElroy
Language English
Nationality African American
Alma mater Kansas State University
Notable works Sidewalk Games
Notable awards American Book Award

Colleen J. McElroy (born October 31, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri)[1] is an American poet, short story writer, editor, memoirist.[2][3]

Life[edit]

She graduated from Kansas State University (1958) and from the University of Washington with a Ph.D. (1973).[1][4] She is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington. She lives in Seattle, Washington.[5]

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Sidewalk Games'[6]
  • Webs and Weeds[7]
  • Out Here Even Crows Commit Suicide[8]
  • Lothar's Wife[9]
  • Sleeping with the moon: poems[10]
  • Travelling music[11]
  • Bone Flames: Poems[12]
  • Music from home: selected poems[13]

Memoirs[edit]

  • A Long Way from St. Louie[14]
  • Over the Lip of the World: Among the Storytellers of Madagascar[15]

Short Stories[edit]

  • Driving under the cardboard pines and other stories[16]
  • Jesus and Fat Tuesday: and other short stories[17]

Anthologies[edit]

  • Best American Poetry 2001[18]
  • Oxford Anthology of African American Literature[19]

Ploughshares[edit]

  • While Poets Are Watching[20]
  • Caution: This Woman Brakes for Memories [21]
  • Paris Subway Tango[22]
  • Crossing the Rubicon at Seventy[23]
  • Furlough[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Who's Who Among African Americans". Biography in Context. Gale. 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ ''Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers'', Yolanda Williams Page. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Readings and Lectures: Colleen McElroy | English | University of Portland". College.up.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  4. ^ "University Press of New England | Redirect Page". Upne.com. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  5. ^ "Colleen J. McElroy | Directory of Writers | Poets & Writers". Pw.org. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  6. ^ Trueblood, Valerie. "Sidewalk Games by Colleen J. McElroy". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  7. ^ Trueblood, Valerie. "Webs and Weeds by Colleen J. McElroy". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  8. ^ Trueblood, Valerie. "Out Here Even Crows Commit Suicide by Colleen J. McElroy". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  9. ^ Trueblood, Valerie. "Lothar's Wife by Colleen J. McElroy". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  10. ^ Sleeping with the moon: poems. University of Illinois Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-252-07476-9. 
  11. ^ Travelling music. Story Line Press. 1998. ISBN 978-1-885266-65-1. 
  12. ^ Bone Flames: Poems. University Press of New England. 1987. ISBN 978-0-8195-5172-6. 
  13. ^ Music from home: selected poems. Southern Illinois University Press. 1976. ISBN 978-0-8093-0774-6. 
  14. ^ A Long Way from St. Louie. Coffee House Press. 1997. ISBN 978-1-56689-059-5.  (travel memoirs)
  15. ^ Over the Lip of the World: Among the Storytellers of Madagascar. University of Washington Press. 2001. ISBN 978-0-295-98115-4.  (field notes and translations of Malagasy poems and stories).
  16. ^ Driving under the cardboard pines and other stories. Creative Arts Book Co. 1990. ISBN 978-0-88739-073-9. 
  17. ^ Jesus and Fat Tuesday: and other short stories. Creative Arts Book Co. 1987. ISBN 978-0-88739-023-4. 
  18. ^ Robert Hass, David Lehman, eds. (August 21, 2001). Best American Poetry 2001. Scribner. ISBN 978-0-7432-0384-5. 
  19. ^ Arnold Rampersad, Hilary Herbold, ed. (October 1, 2005). Oxford Anthology of African American Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-512563-4. 
  20. ^ "While Poets Are Watching". Ploughshares. Spring 1981. 
  21. ^ "Caution: This Woman Brakes for Memories". Ploughshares. Spring 1993. 
  22. ^ "Paris Subway Tango". Ploughshares. Spring 1993. 
  23. ^ "Crossing the Rubicon at Seventy". Ploughshares. Winter 2007–08. 
  24. ^ "Furlough". Ploughshares. Winter 2007–08. 

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