Herman Beavers is Professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches courses in 20th Century African American literature and poetry writing. Most recently, he has published essays on Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, August Wilson, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. His most recent poems have appeared in The Langston Hughes Colloquy, MELUS, Versadelphia, Cleaver Magazine, The American Arts Quarterly, and been anthologized in The 2014 Anthology of Featured Poets and Obsession: Sestinas for the Twenty-First Century. He has just completed a scholarly monograph, Geography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison (forthcoming from Palgrave McMillan) and two poetry chapbooks, Obsidian Blues and The Vernell Poems. He serves as an advisory editor for The African American Review, The Black Scholar, and Modern Fiction Studies.
Obsidian Blues (Full chapbook as PDF download)
Interviews, Profiles, and Press Releases:
Interview at Blogging the Numinous