Mitchell L. H. Douglas, Associate Professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, a Cave Canem fellow, and Poetry Editor for PLUCK!: the Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture. His second poetry collection blak al-fə bet, winner of the 2011 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award, is available from Persea Books. His debut collection, Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, was a runner-up for the 2007 Stan and Tom
MFA, Poetry, Indiana University, 2006
BA, English, University of Kentucky, 1996
Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award, Persea Books, 2011
Cave Canem Fellow (2007, 2009, 2011)
NAACP Image Award nominee, Outstanding Literary Work, Poetry 2010
Hurston Wright Legacy Award nominee, 2010
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