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Tyrone Williams teaches literature and literary theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati Ohio.

Biography

Born at Detroit Parker Hospital (demolished). Attended Crosman (defunct) and Roosevelt Elementary, Durfee Junior High and Central High Schools. Wayne State University for the B.A., M.A. and Ph, D. (1972-1990). Moved to Cincinnati to take a teaching position at Xavier University in 1983 shortly after completing paper (on Frank O'Hara) for Edward Hisrch's Contemporary American Poetry class. In 2000 he married Elizabeth Hamilton. They have two dogs and two cats. 



Recommended Recent Poetry:
 
Sky Ward, Kazim Ali
Music for Porn, Rob Halpern
Glossomatics, Brenda Iijima
Splay Anthem, Nathaniel Mackey
fault tree, Kathryn Pringle
To See The Earth Before The End of the World, Ed Roberson
the new black, Evie Shockley
Ascension, giovanni singleton
I Am You, Anne Tardo
The Imperfect, George Tysh
Nervous Device, Cathy Wagner
This Can't Be Life, Dana Ward

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InfluentialTeachers

Miss Horn--Durfee English
Mr. Fears--Durfee Swim Coach
Mrs. Brown--Central Chemistry
Mr. Taylor--Central English
Michael Giordano--Wayne State French Department
Chris Johnson--Wayne State History
Edward Hirsch--Wayne State English
Charles Baxter--Wayne State English
Alvin Aubert--Wayne State English
Henry Golemba--Wayne State English
Jeanne Flood--Wayne State English
Steve Tudor--Wayne State English
Philip Traci--Wayne State English
John Bassett--Wayne State English

Books I am teaching spring 2014:


Ceremony
Half Man Dreaming
Life Goes On
Taipei
Percival Everett by Virgil Russell
The Sense of an Ending
Was
Beloved
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Stone Virgins
Kehinde
Kindred
Icarus Girl
The Dew Breaker 

MOVIES

Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Wages of Death
No Down Payment
Out of the Past
Angel Heart
Double Indemnity
Night on Earth
Aria
Deep Cover
Hangin' with the Homeboys
George Washington
Zentropa
The Storm
Kundun
Au revoir les enfants
Heart of Kings
The Field
Mystic River
The Window
The GoodFellas
Casino
Killer of Sheep
Nothing But A Man
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
End of Violence
Munich
King of Hearts
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Touch of Evil
Citizen Kane
Frozen River

COMPOSERS and ARRANGERS
 
Billy Strayhorn
Jimmy Webb
Duke Ellington
Paul Riser 
Tony Hester
Holalnd-Dozier-Holland
Al DeLory
Brian Eno
Cole Porter
Harold Arlen
Jagger-Richards
Tom Verlaine
Hoagy Carmichael
Miles Davis
Stephen Sondheim
Sonny Rollins
John Cage
Lennon-McCartney
Maggie Roche
Kate McGarrigle
Butch Hancock
Leonard Bernstein
Bacharach-David
Stevie Wonder
Smikey Robinson
Joe Strummer