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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eugene B. Redmond  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: December 1, 1937 in East St. Louis, Illinois

-- Eugene B. Redmond on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Redmond was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, and is a Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University and currently resides in Edwardsville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eugene Redmond is an award-winning African American poet, editor, and teacher who began his career in journalism. He has held positions as poet-in-residence at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Oberlin College, California State University, and other institutions throughout North America. Eugene is an Emeritus Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the editor of ''Drumvoices Revue'', He is an active voice in the local writing community as well as in national and international circles. As a founder of the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club in East St. Louis, he continues to be instrumental in the lives of novice and experienced writers across the globe.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

A Tale of Two- Toms

By the Author. 1968

A Tale of Time & Toilet Tissue

Assn. Of Black Collegians. 1969

Drumvoices: The Mission of Afro-American Poetry: A Critical History
ISBN: 0385061684

Anchor Press/Doubleday. 1976

The Eye in the Ceiling: Poems
ISBN: 0863163076

Writers & Readers. 1992

Book by Redmond, Eugene B.


''The Eye in the Ceiling''

American Book Award, 1993 '''Other Awards:'''

Poet Laureate of East St. Louis

Lifetime Achievement Award, Before Columbus Foundation Thirty-Third Annual AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement Award, Pan-African Movement USA

Pushcart Prize: Best of Small Presses

Illinois Author of the Year, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 1989

Availability for Public Speaking

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact author.