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Mitchell L. H. Douglas

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

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Education:

MFA, Poetry, Indiana University, 2006

BA, English, University of Kentucky, 1996

Awards:

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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  • In a short film by David Flores, Mitchell L. H. Douglas reads the poem Tallahatchie from his latest collection blak al-fə bet.

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