Poetry. Cultural Writings. "Myronn Hardy is a poet of the world, universal in the truest sense. He brings [to us] the plazas of Havana, the villages of Madagascar, a tin schoolhouse in Soweto, an ancient wall in Rome scarred with racist graffiti. Hardy is sensitive to suffering and defiance of suffering all around him. The poet awakens ghosts, invoking Hughes and Lorca, two voices that resonate throughout the poems. Just as the poet spreads a map across a picnic table in Arkansas, showing his grandparents the "ghost lands" of Africa they have forgotten, so he maps a world of poetry for the rest of us, drawing a line from Soweto to Little Rock" - Martin Espada.
Author City: New York, NY USA
Myronn Hardy is the author of three previous books of poems: APPROACHING THE CENTER, winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, THE HEADLESS SAINTS, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and Catastrophic Bliss, winner of the Griot-Stadler Prize for Poetry. He has received fellowships from the Anneberg Foundation, Djerassi, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sacatar Foundation, and Fundación Valparaiso. He divides his time between Morocco and New York City.