Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Poetry Born: 1964 in Enid, Oklahoma Sites:
Illinois ConnectionLansana lived in Chicago. He served as Director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing at Chicago State University from 2002-2011, where he was also Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing until 2014.
Biographical and Professional InformationQuraysh Ali Lansana is a poet, author, editor and professor. His edited works include: The Whiskey of Our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience & Change Agent, w/Georgia A. Popoff (Haymarket Books, 2017); Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writings of Gwendolyn Brooks w/Sandra Jackson-Opoku (Curbside Splendor, 2017); and The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop w/Kevin Coval and Nate Marshall (Haymarket Books, 2015).
*"A Gift from Greensboro", Penny Candy Books, 2016 *"African American Poetry", Just Us Books, 2006 *"mystic turf", Aquarius Press, 2012 *"Our Difficult Sunlight: A Guide to Poetry, Literacy, & Social Justice in Classroom & Community", Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 2011 - written with Georgia A. Popoff *"Southside Rain", Third World Press, 2000 *"The Big World", Addison-Wesley, 1999 *"The Walmart Republic", Mongrel Empire Press, 2014 - written with Christopher H. Stewart *"They Shall Run, Harriet Tubman Poems", Third World Press, 2004 *"The Skin of Dreams", The Calliope Group, 2019