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Ama Ata Aidoo

Rick Benjamin

John Cayley

Robert Coover

Brian Evenson

Thalia Field

Forrest Gander

Renee Gladman

Michael S. Harper

Joanna Howard

George Lamming

Sam Marks

Carole Maso

Gale Nelson

Aishah Rahman

Meredith Steinbach

Keith Waldrop

John Edgar Wideman

C.D. Wright

Visiting Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Michael S. Harper, University Professor

Office Location: Room 301, Wilbour Hall

Phone: (401) 863-2705

Fall 2010 Courses
LITR 1010B S01 - Advanced Poetry
LITR 1230G S01 - Master Poets of Apartheid Streets: Sterling Brown, Robert Hayden, Margaret Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks

Spring 2011 Courses

Not teaching LITR courses this semester.

Michael S. Harper's titles include most recently I Do Believe in People: Remembrances of Walter Warren Harper (1915-2004); Dear John, Dear Coltrane; Debridement; Healing Song for the Inner Ear; History is Your Own Heartbeat; Honorable Amendments; Images of Kin; Nightmare Begins Responsibility and Songlines in Michaeltree: New and Collected Poems. He edited Chant of Saints with Robert B. Stepto and with Anthony Walton, Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep and The Vintage Book of African American Poetry. Harper, the first State Poet of Rhode Island, is a university professor, a New York Library Literary Lion, a Phi Beta Kappa scholar and an American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellow. He is recipient of many distinctions, including the Robert Hayden Poetry Award from the United Negro College Fund, the Melville-Cane Award and the Black Academy of Arts and Letters Award.