POETICS

Rudolph Fisher A.B. ’19, MA ‘20
Physician, Novelist and Playwright

Selected Works:
City of Refuge (1925)
High Yaller (1925)
The Walls of Jericho (1928)
The Conjure-Man Dies (1932)

Image_07George Houston Bass
Playwright, Poet, Educator

Selected Works:
Oh, Lord, This World (Get It Together) a musical (1969)
One into the Other (1974)
Providence Garden Blues (1975)
Mama Do Blew (1975)
Malacoff Blue (1981)

GaylJonesGayl Jones MFA ’75
Novelist, Poet, Playwright

Selected Works:
Chile Woman (1974)
Corregidora (1975)
Song for Anninho (1981)
The Healing (1998)
Mosquito (1999)

MHarper.previewMichael S. Harper, Emeriti University Professor and Professor of English, Brown University
First Poet Laureate of the State of Rhode Island, 1988-1993
Robert Frost Lifetime Achievement Award 2008

Selected Works:
Dear John, Dear Coltrane (1970, reprinted 1985)
History Is Your Own Heartbeat (1971)
Debridement (1973)
Honorable Amendments: Poems (1995)
Use Trouble (2009)

Afa_Weaver_OSTOW-9744Afaa Michael Weaver, AM ‘87
Poet, Playwright, Educator

Selected Works:
Water Song (1985)
My Father’s Geography (1992)
The Ten Lights of God (2000)
The Plum Flower Dance: Poems (1985 to 2005)
Rosa was produced at Venture Theater in Philadelphia (1993)

EdwidgeDanticatEdwidge Danticat MFA ‘93
Novelist

Selected Works:
Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994)
Krik? Krak! (1995)
Farming of Bones (1998)
Behind the Mountains (2002)
Dew Breaker (2004)

Nottage_fullsizeLynn Nottage ’86, Ph.D ’11
Playwright

Selected Works:
Crumbs from the Table of Joy (1995)
Mud, River, Stone (1998)
Las Meninas (2002)
Intimate Apparel (2003)
Ruined (2008)
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (2011)

Elmo Terry Morgan

Elmo Terry Morgan ‘74
Playwright, Artistic Director, Rites and Reason Theatre, Associate Professor, Africana Studies

Selected Works:
The Fruits of Miss Morning (1988)
Song of Sheba (1989)
Ophelia’s Cotillion (1995, 1998, 2013)
Profiles and Shadows (2003, 2004)
Heart-to-Heart: Ain’t Your Life Worth Saving? (1999, 2003, 2006)

POETICSDominicTaylorDominic Taylor MFA ‘95
Playwright

Selected Works:
Hype/Hero (1988)
Wedding Dance (1997)
Arrythma (2000)
Personal History (2002)
I Wish You Love (2011)

KeliGarrettKeli Garrett MFA ‘99
Playwright

Selected Works:
Uppa Creek (1999)
Faith and the Good Thing (an adaptation, 2008)
Space (2009)
The Purple Flower Harlem Renaissance (adaptation of Marita Bonner’s 1927 play, 2014)