Poetry. African & African American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. "Ana Lara's KOHNJEHR WOMAN Evokes a world such as only narrative poetry can. In a series of concise, orally grounded and visually vivid poems, she introduces the mysterious avenger, Shee, who upends daily life, and all the lives, on an antebellum plantation. KOHNJEHR WOMAN's spell endures." —John Keene
Ana-Maurine Lara, PhD, is a national award-winning poet and fiction writer. She is author of KOHNJEHR WOMAN (RedBone Press, 2017), ERZULIE'S SKIRT (RedBone Press, 2006), When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones, 2011), and Watermarks and Tree Rings (Tanama Press). In 2015, she completed the first of her decade-long projects, Cantos, including her original poetry, with music composition by Martin Perna and original artwork by Youmna Chlala. She is an assistant professor at the University of Oregon.
Author City: Eugune, OR USA