Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Poetry Born: 1940 in Clinton, Mississippi Sites:
Illinois ConnectionPlumpp attended Benedictine College and Roosevelt University in Chicago. He also went on to teach at the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationSterling Plumpp is an African-American poet, editor, scholar and teacher. He was educated in Chicago at Benedictine College and Roosevelt University. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he served on the faculty in the African American Studies and English departments. Most recently, he served as a visiting professor in the Master of Fine Arts Program at Chicago State University. Plumpp is often called a "blues poet" because of the influence of blues music on the themes and rhythms of his poetry. He has received numerous awards for his work, among them the Richard Wright Litereary Excellence Award, the Carl Sandburg Litereary Award and the Fuller Award for Lifetime Achievement. Plumpp has contributed to several publications including: ''To Gwen with Love'' with Patricia L. Brown, Don L. Lee, and Francis Ward in 1971 and ''The Otherwise Room'' with Joyce Jones, Mary McTaggart, and Maria Mootry in 1981. He also edited ''Somehow We Survive: An Anthology of South African Writing'' in 1981.
*''Black Rituals'', Third World Press, 1972 *''Blues Narratives'', Tia Chucha, 1999 *''Clinton'', Broadside Press, 1976 *''Half Black, Half Blacker'', Third World Press, 1970 *''Harriet Tubman'', Third World Press, 2005 *''Hornman'', Third World Press, 1996 *''Johannesburg & Other Poems'', 1993 *''Muslim Men'', Broadside Press, 1972 *''Ornate With Smoke'', Third World Press, 1998 *''Paul Robeson'', 1998 *''Portable Soul'', 1969 *''Portable Soul'', Third World Press, 1974 *''Steps to Break the Circle'', Third World Press, 1974 *''The Ballad of Harriet Tubman'', Third World Press, 1998 *''The Mojo Hands Call, I Must Go'', Thunder`s Mouth Press, 1982 *''Velvet BeBop Kente Cloth'', Third World Press, 2001 *"Home/Bass: Poems", Third World Press, 2013