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25th Annual Old Dominion University Literary Festival
September 30 - October 5, 2002

Wanda Coleman

Wanda Coleman's poetry collections include Imagoes, Heavy Daughter Blues: Poems & Stories, A War of Eyes & Other Stories, African Sleeping Sickness: Stories & Poems, Hand Dance, Native in a Strange Land: Trials & Tremors, and a novel, Mambo Hips & Make Believe. Her work has appeared in over 70 anthologies, including Breaking Ice, The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry, and The Norton Anthology of African-American Literature, Best American Poetry, and The African American West: A Century of Short Stories. She was the first African American to receive an Emmy for daytime television writing, and her fiction currently appears in High Plains Literary Review, Obsidian III, Other Voices, and Zyzzyva. Love-Ins with Nietzsche: a memoir, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her most recent book, Mercurochrome: New Poems was a bronze-medal finalist in the National Book Awards 2001.

[extracted from 2002 brochure]

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