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Tyrone Williams              FAX:    513-745-3065

1341 Tallberry Drive         EMAIL:  Williamt@xavier.edu

Anderson, Ohio 45230     PHONES: 513-226-0023/745-2014

WEBSITE: http://home.earthlink.net/~suspend/

Education:  Ph.D., Wayne State University, May 1990

                   M.A., Wayne State University, December 1983

                   B.A., Wayne State University, December 1977

Dissertation: Open and Closed Forms In 20th Century American Poetics

Master's Thesis: Moly: A Book of Poems              

Teaching Experience: Xavier University, Professor, 2003-

                                    Xavier University, Associate Professor, 1992-2002

                                    Xavier University, Assistant Professor, 1987-1992

                                    Wayne State University, Instructor, 1986-87

                                    Center for Creative Studies, Instructor, 1986-87

                                    Detroit College of Business, Instructor, 1986-87

                                    Xavier University, Instructor, 1983-86

                                    Wayne State University, T.A., 1979-83

Other Teaching

Naropa University, Summer Writing Program, June 26-July 2, 2011

Cincinnati Art Academy (classes on typesetting and creative writing and African American literature, art, blues and jazz)

NEH Summer Seminar for High School Teachers, Otterbein College, Columbus, Ohio, 1995-1997

Sample Courses

Hocus-Locus: Occultation, Placelessness, Ecopoetics, Post-humanist Literature, The Rhetoric of Politics, Major Black Writers, African American Literature, Music & Art, African American Literature, African American Poetry, Letterpress &CreativeWriting, Modern American Fiction, Modern American Poetry, Modern British Literature, World Literature, Modern Literary Theory, Graduate Literary Theory, Creative Writing: Poetry, Literature & the Moral Imagination, Contemporary American Fiction, Contemporary American Poetry, Senior Seminar, Rhetoric



Poetry:     Howell (Atelos Books, 2011)

               The Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Press, 2011)

               The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press, 2009)

               On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008)

               c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002)


Co-Editor, Home Words: Writings by Homeless People and those on the edge, Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, 1993


African American Literature: Revised Edition, 4 Volumes, edited by Tyrone Williams (Salem Press, 2008), 2,064 pp, $404.00

ChapbooksPink Tie (Hooke Press, 2011)

                     Musique Noir (Overhere Press, 2006)

                     Futures, Elections (Dos Madres Press, 2004)

                     AAB (Slack Buddha Press, 2004)

                     Tyrone Williams/Taylor Brady:Segue Reading Series (A Rest  

                     Press, Ltd. Edition, 2003

                     Convalescence (poems), Ridgeway Press, 1987, 2nd printing

                     1989; 3rd printing 1994


Articles:  “Harold Cruse and Black Leftism,” Black Writers and the Left

              (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming)

              “A=B=l=a=c=k=W=o=m=a=n Poetics: The Prose  Poetry of Erica

              Hunt,” ON: A Journal of Poetics, 2 (2010), 145-54

              “Melvin Dixon and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy,” 1913: A

              Journal of Forms, Issue  3 (2009), 196-201

              “Problems and Promises of Actually Existing Cross Cultural Poetics,”

              xcp: cross cultural poetics, 20,161-167

              “’Apparently I am picking fights’: Cultural Studies and Poetics Mix It

              Up In Taylor Brady’s Yesterday’s News,” xcp: cross-cultural

              poetics, 18:2, 66-77

              “Attempting Departures: The New Black Gay Poetry,” 26, 2005,


              "A Story: Afrocentricity; A/Story: Multiculturalism," Two Girls

              Review, Vol. 2, No. 1,1996, unpaginated

              "Which Is To Say," Long News: In The Short Century, #5,

              Winter/Spring 1995

              "Some Issues in Multiculturalism," Diversity:A Multicultural Journal,

              Spring 1994 Vol. 2

              "Eleven Sentences," Long News: In The Short Century, #4, Fall


              "Menage a trois: Afro-Euro-American Literature," Solid Ground,

              Spring 1987

              "Teacher/Autobiography/Architecture," City Quarterly Arts, Winter



Articles:  “Black Empire,” The Thirties in America, ed. Thomas Tandy Lewis

              (Salem Press, 2011), 104

              “Black No More,” The Thirties in America, ed. Thomas Tandy

              Lewis (Salem Press, 2011), 107

              “Edward Hirsch,” Critical Survey of Poetry, Fourth Edition, ed.

              Rosemary E. Canfield Reisman (Salem Press, 2011)

              “Erica Hunt,” Critical Survey of Poetry, Fourth Edition, ed.

              Rosemary E. Canfield Reisman (Salem Press, 2011)

              “Nathaniel Mackey,” Critical Survey of Poetry, Fourth Edition,

              ed. Rosemary E. Canfield Reisman (Salem Press, 2011)

              “Harryette Mullen,” Critical Survey of Poetry, Fourth Edition, ed.

              Rosemary E. Canfield Reisman (Salem Press, 2011)

              “Paradise,” Masterplots: Fourth Edition (Salem Press, 2010),


              “Juneteenth,” Masterplots: Fourth Edition (Salem Press, 2010),


              “Native Son,” The Forties in America (Salem Press, 2010)

              “Hip-hop and Rap,” The Eighties in America  (Salem Press,

              2008), 465-68.

              “Elizabeth Alexander,” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American

              Poets and Poetry (Greenwood Press, 2006)

              “David Antin,” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets

              and Poetry (Greenwood Press, 2006)

              “Edward Hirsch,” The Greenwood Encyclopedia  Of American

              Poets and Poetry (Greenwood Press, 2006)

              “Susan Howe,” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets

              and Poetry (Greenwood Press, 2006)

              "Edward Hirsch," Critical Survey of Poetry, Second Revised Edition

              (Salem Press, 2002), 1741-1745

              "Melvin Tolson," Critical Survey of Poetry, Second Revised Edition

              (Salem Press, 2002), 3861-3865

              "Afrocentricity," The African American Encyclopedia, Second

              Edition (Marshall Cavendish Corp., 2000)

              "African American Long Fiction," Critical Survey of Long Fiction 

              (Salem Press, 2000), 4053-4062

              "Glen Campbell," Popular Musicians (Salem Press, 1999), 156-158

              "The Fifth Dimension," Popular Musicians (Salem Press, 1999),


              "Tupac Shakur," Popular Musicians (Salem Press, 1999), 970-973

              "Passing: Nella Larsen," Masterplots:Revised Second Edition (Salem

              Press, 1996), pp. 4876-4879

              "The Cliff: A Charles Baxter Short Story," Masterplots II: Short

              Story, Supplement (Salem Press, 1996), pp. 2994-2996

              "The Short Fiction of Henry Dumas," Masterpieces of African-

              American Literature (Salem Press, 1992)

Essays:   “Occupation Everywhere: Poetry and Politics,” Boog City

              Community Newsletter, 73, Fall 2012, pp. 2-3

              “African American Poetry Today,” Catch Up, Spring 2012


              “Globalism and Globalization,” sous les paves, 4 (Summer 2011)

              “Black Empire,” The Thirties in America, ed. Thomas Tandy

              Lewis (Salem Press, 2011), 104

              “Black No More,” The Thirties in America, ed. Thomas Tandy

              Lewis (Salem Press, 2011), 107

              “Excerpts from I’m Going to the Store and “An Ethnic Avant-

              Garde Tradition,” Ecolinguistics Newsletter, 1:2 (April 2011), n.p.

              “My Belated CPT—ellipsis, translation, the body,” Poetic Labor

              Project, March 2011 (http://labday2010.blogspot.com/)

              “Genesis: c.c. and On Spec v. The Hero Project of the Century,”

              Evening Will Come, 1:2 (February 2011),


              Excerpt from “Intelligence and Education,”  Ecolinguistics

              Newsletter, 1:1 (January 2011), n.p.

              “dynamics of translation,” sous les paves, 1:2 (December 2010), n.p.

              “The Human Teacher,” Poets On Teaching (University of Iowa

              Press, 2010), 71-74.

              “What is a Community?“ The Cultural Society:


              “Teaching the Architectonics of the  Metaphysical Poets,” The

              Cultural Society: www.theculturalsociety.org

              "Boredom: Three Variations," The New Journal,


              (Summer 2001)

              "Postmodernism and History," Against The Current, May/June

              1998, Vol. XIII, No. 2, 42-43

              "The Problem of Black History Month," Nieve Roja Review,

              www.colostate.edu/Depts/English, 1997

              "Cincinnati, Or How I learned To Love The Neutron Bomb," Lurch,

              No. 9, Winter 1997, 26-27

              "Radical Rhythms: The Relevancy of Rap," Against The Current,

              Vol. XI, No. 1, March/April 1996, 43-44

              "Modernism and Post-Modernism: Jerry Herron and Tyree Guyton:

              Text and Contexts," Eye To The Ground, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1992

              "Improvisation And Literature," The Poetry Project Newsletter,

              April/May 1991


Scholarly Book Reviews: 

Raintaxi Review, 2011; African American Review, 2011; Kaurab, 2009, 2010; Raintaxi Review, 2009, Callaloo, 2008; Galatea Resurrects, 2007; Bird Dog, 2006; Talisman, 2006; Indiana Magazine of History, 2005; Criticism, 2002; Other Voices, 2002; African American Review, 2000; The Bridge, 1998; Chiron Review, 1998; The Denver Quarterly,1994; Gateway Heritage, 1994; Multicultural Review, 1993; The Poetry Project, 1991

Journalism Book Reviews:

The Poetry Project, 1991, 1997; The Detroit Metro Times, 1997-1999

Fiction:  excerpt from I’m Going To The Store, Boo: A Journal of Terrific

            Things, Issue 1 (http://boojournal.wordpress.com/issue-1-contents/)

            excerpt from I’m Going To The Store, Bombay Gin, 35:1 (2009),


            excerpt from I’m Going To The Store, The Cultural Society

            (www.culturalsociety.org),  6/27/08            

Poetry:“IPO: A Sing-Sing along,” Fac-Simile Editions, #31 (Summer 2012)

           “The Vennus Virus,” Omniverse, 17 (Summer 2012),


           “Ensalmo,” “EnsalmoRx,” “Salmo” and “Salmo,” La alteracion del

           silencio (translations of previously published poems, 2010)

           “Constellation,” “Card,” “Dispell’d,” “El Negro,” “Study of a Negro

           Head,” “If Mime then Music . . .” “Cold Calls” and Bar Code

           ["3. Category"], rpt. In Every GoodBye Ain’t Gone: Anthology of

           Innovative Poetry by African Americans, Vol. 2, forthcoming

           “The Viewing,” with + stand, forthcoming

           “Theme for Lot B,” with + stand, forthcoming

           “Excerpt from ‘Property Lines Written from An Annex’,”

           ONandOnScreen, Spring 2012, http://www.onandonscreen.net/

           “Setnet,” Virginia Quarterly Review, 55:2 (Spring 2012), 241

           “Tag,” from c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002), rpt. in On Leave: A Book

           of Anecdotes (Salt Publishing, 2011)

           “Needs,” Truck (http://halvard-johnsonlogspot.com/)

           “Stops of Rhyme,” VOLT, 16 (2011), 142

           “Automotive Writing,” quillpuddle (2011)


          “Reading Ohio,” quillpuddle (2011)


          “tapeworm,” quillpuddle (2011)


          “Ditty,” Smartish Pace, 17 (2010), 87

          “Bay Window: Royal British Hotel,” Smartish Pace, 17 (2010), 88

          “Misstep,” Smartish Pace, 17 (2010), 88

          “TB,” Jacket, 40 (2010) 

          “See Above,” Aufgabe 9 (2010), 113-14

          “throwing at cocks,” Little Red Leaves,4

          (http://www.littleredleaves.com/LRL4 /4home/html)

          “Farm Stock and Other Data,” Aufgabe 8, 2009, 219-210

          “At Eleven,” Aufgabe 8, 2009, 211

          “Between Midnight and Noon,” Aufgabe 8, 2009, 212

          “Aunt Sally,” damn the caesars, Vol. 5,2009, 43-82

          “Between 12 and 30,” P-Queue, Vol. 6 (2009) p. 11

          “Like something cute was about to start,” P-Queue, Vol. 6 (2009),  9

          “The Gazarene,” P-Queue, Vol. 6 (2009), 10

          “Lifetime,” Corridors, Special 30th Year Anniversary Issue (Summer

          2009), (www.corridorsmagazine.org)

          “Prolegomenon: 1880,” Intervalles, 4/5 (Autumn/Winter 2008-2009,


          “Comic Strip Search,” The Laurel Review, 42:2, p. 141

          “Unruly Variations,” The Laurel Review, 42:2, p. 142

          “’backtracks itself in effects of creation’,” Model Homes, 3 (Fall

          2008), 56-60

          “The Lesson,” Marsh Hawk Review

          (http://marshhawkreview.blogspot.com), Fall 2008

          “Daddy’s Baby Blues,” Marsh Hawk Review,

          (http://marshhawkreview.blogspot.com), Fall 2008

          “The Wright Brother,” Drumvoices Revue, Vol. 16, Spring/ Summer/

          Fall 2008, p. 54

          “Fugue and Flowers,” The Nation, May 12, 2008, p. 28

          “work/time=,” Critiphoria (http://www.critiphoria.org/), Issue 1, 2008

          “Preface 1,” Critiphoria (http://www.critiphoria.org/), Issue 1, 2008

          “Preface 2,” Critiphoria, (http://www.critiphoria.org/), Issue 1, 2008

          “Preface 3,” Critiphoria (http://www.critiphoria.org/), Issue 1, 2008

          “Preface 4,” Critiphoria (http://www.critiphoria.org/), Issue 1, 2008

          “Military Matters & etc.,” Detroit:Telegraph (Museum of

          Contemporary Art of Detroit, 96-98)

          “Decker,” Detroit: Telegraph (Museum of Contemporary Art of

          Detroit, 98-99)

          “A Captivating Story,” Detroit: Telegraph  (Museum of Contemporary

          Art of Detroit,  93-96)

          “Preface to Howell,” Mrs. Maybe, No.1, 42-43

          “Introduction to Howell: 1868,” Mrs.Maybe, No. 1, 44-45

          “Property Lines Written On An Annex,” West Coast Line 51, 40:3,


          “Diorama,” MiPoesis,


          “my white…Negroid features…,” MiPoesis,



          fascicle 3, http://www.fascicle.com/, Winter 2006-07

          “Sunset Boulevard,” fascicle 3, http://www.fascicle.com/, Winter 2006-


          “Exorbitant,” Combo, 14/15, 84

          “Dedicated Bricks,” Combo, 14/15, 84-85

          “Waving Back with the Lifeline,” Combo, 14/15, 85

          “Blues Heaven,” Cincinnati Poetry Review, 3.2 Winter 2007, 81-82

          “If A Black Man Is Not (Yet) Survived By,” Hambone, 18, Fall 2006,


          “Is He Still Black Qua Charged,” Hambone, 18, Fall 2006, 183

          “Or Is He Not,” Hambone, 18, Fall 2006, 184-85

          “Angel Face,” The Cultural Societywww.culturalsociety.org, Fall 2006

          “The Lost Weekend,” The Cultural Society, www.culturalsociety.org,

          Summer 2006

          “Nonerased #3,” Pavement Saw 10: The Low Carb Issue 2006, n.p.

          “Nonerased #12,” Pavement Saw 10: The Low Carb Issue, 2006, n.p.

          “Nonerased #14,” Pavement Saw 10: The Low Carb Issue, 2006,n.p.  

          “SOX,” Order & Decorum (www.personnagesobscurs.com),

          January 9, 2006              

          “Ask-Vubba,” Rainbow Darkness: An Anthology Of African

          American Poetry (Miami University Press, 2005)

          “No Child: The Blockbuster Success of Left Behind,” Order &

          Decorum, December 1, 2005

          “Deventure,” Order & Decorum (www.personnagesobscurs.com),

          October, 2, 2005

          “Chabotcropping,” Order & Decorum 

          (www.personnagesobscurs.com),  September 5, 2005

          “Cant,” War and Peace:2, 2005, 102

          “Cant,” (published as “Sets”) War and Peace:2, 2005, 103

          “The Mercantile Library,” 26, 2005, 116-17

          “Incant,” mark(s), online, n.p., March 2005

          “Incant,” mark(s), online, n.p., March 2005

          “Recant,” mark(s), online, n.p., March 2005

          “Recant,” mark(s), online, n.p., March 2005

          “2,” Boog City 23, March 2005

          “Draftwork,” For A Better World: Poems And Drawings On Peace

          and Justice By Greater Cincinnati Artists, (Ghosn Publishing, 2005),177

          “After You,” For A Better World: Poems And Drawings On Peace

          and Justice By Greater Cincinnati Artists, (Ghosn Publishing, 2005),178

          “Nonerased #14,” For A Better World: Poems And Drawings On

          Peace and Justice By Greater Cincinnati Artists (Ghosn Publishing,

          2005), 178

          “Faux Ersatz,” Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics, 14, 60

          “Another Day In Heaven, Another Day On Earth,” Xcp: Cross

          Cultural Poetics, 14, 59

          “A Day To Remember,” Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics, 14, 58

          “aspen the [twitter],” Flights, Fall 2004, 11-16

          “Tradition and the Individual Talent,” Flights, Fall 2004, 17-24

          “Jumelles,” Flights, Fall 2004, 25-27

          “Ventriloquist on the Campaign Trail,” Chicago Review, 50:2/3/4

          2004/5, 238

          “Landfa(i)l(l),” Chicago Review, 50:2/3/4 2004/5, 240

          “Hang-man-nail-fire,” Chicago Review,  50:2/3/4 2004/5, 239

          “The Sun Also Sets, Black-Eyed,” For A Better World (Ghosn

          Publishing, 2004), 159

          “What Depends,” For A Better World (Ghosn Publishing, 2004),159

          “Of Bootstraps and Grace,” For A Better  World (Ghosn Publishing,

          2004), 159

          “Bloods,” Kiosk, No. 3 (Summer 2004), 11-18

          “Limb(er)o,’ Drumvoices Revue, Vol. 12, Nos.1 and 2

          (Spring/Summer 2004), 33

          “There Is Always The,” Pavement Saw:8 2004, unpaginated

          “Storyboard,” Pavement Saw:8 2004, unpaginated

          “Detroit Zoo April 19 1997” (rpt.), Pavement Saw:8, 2004 n.p.

          “Cold Calls,” Great American Prose Poems: From Poe To the Present

          (Scribner Books, 2003), 247-53

          “Apocryph,” First Intensity #18  (Autumn 2003), 132

          “Little x Little,” First Intensity #18 (Autumn 2003), 133

          “Mortal Facts,” First Intensity #18  (Autumn 2003), 134-35

          “Character,” First Intensity #18  (Autumn 2003), 136

          “<8 ˝ by 11 v > 8 ˝ by 11,” Mirage #4/Period(ical) #106, February

          2003, unpaginated

          “Random Late Night Calls,” Mirage #4/Period(ical) #106, February

          2003, unpaginated

          “Out,” Mirage #4/Period(ical) #106, February 2003, unpaginated

          “Bed Dancing,” Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist

          Theory Issue 25:13:1 (Lynda Myoun Hart Memorial Issue), 204-05

          “Symbol-False,” Nocturnes 2: Fall 2002, 38

          “Constellation,” Nocturnes 2: Fall 2002, 39-40

          “Bluesprint,” Traffic, Fall/Winter 2002, 5

          “Two Figures In Black: One Black, One Not,” Slope, 115,Spring/

          Summer 2002, http://www.slope.org./

          “N/A (An/epithalamion),” Slope, 15, Spring/Summer 2002,


          “’Life Is Elsewhere’,” Slope, 15, Spring/Summer 2002,


          “A Day To Remember,” Slope, 15, Spring/Summer 2002,


          “A Day On Earth,” Slope, 15, Spring/Summer 2002,


          “Another Day In Heaven, Another Day On Earth, Slope, 15, Spring/

          Summer 2002,  http://www.slope.org./

          “Pulp Fiction,” Slope, 15, Spring/Summer 2002, http://www.slope.org/

          “Right Over Right,” Smartish Pace,#6, 33

          "Mustard Seed," Frisk, #2 (2002),79

          "Hegelian," Frisk, #2 (2002), 80-81

          "Letter from Aspen," Frisk, #2 (2002), 82

          "Severed Haikus," Frisk, #2 (2002), 83

          "Alternative Difference," Abandon Automobile Detroit City Poetry

          2001 (Wayne State University Press, 2001), 390-91

          "Bar Code," Jacob's Ladder, Spring 2001

          (http://www.sixgallerypress.com/tw1.html) and Jacob’s Ladder (Six

          Gallery Press, 2001), No. 1, 279-88

          “the Hero Project of the Century,” Jacob’s Ladder (Six Gallery Press,

          2001), No. 1, 289-92

          “Greens and Blues (ink on paper, 1996),” Jacob’s Ladder (Six Gallery

          Press, 2001),  No. 1, 293-95

          “Green and Brown (oil on an x-ray of the artist’s hand, 1996),”

          Jacob’s Ladder (Six  Gallery Press, 2001), No. 1, 296-98

          “Green and Black (oil and watercolor on paper, 1996),” Jacob’s

          Ladder (Six Gallery Press, 2001), No. 1, 299

          “Green to Black (vegetable dye on emulsion paper, 1996), Jacob's

          Ladder (Six Gallery Press), No. 1, 300

          "Cold Calls," Hambone, 15, Fall 2000, 1-16

          "The Grace of God," Drumvoices Revue, Summer/Fall 2000, Vol. 9,

          Nos. 1 & 2, 47

          "A Day In Heaven," Natural Bridge, No. 3, Spring 2000, 112-13

          "Flag Football," Know Work, Know Play, 2, 2000, 61-62

          "Homesick for Heaven," Callaloo, Vol. 22, No. 1, Winter 1999, 1-7

          "I Am Not Proud To Be Black," Callaloo, Vol. 22, No. 1, Winter

          1999, 8-14

          "Hell Am Hell," Dispatch, Vol. 2, 110

          "After 'Art'," Dispatch, Vol. 2, 108-09

          "Row, Row, Row To B..." Dispatch, Vol. 2, 107

          "Let Me Spell It Out For You," Dispatch, Vol. 2. 103

          "Detroit Zoo, April 19, 1997," Dispatch, Vol. 2, 104-06

          "1964," Dispatch, Vol. 2, 102

          "Terre Haute," Brooding The Heartlands: Poets Of The Midwest 

          (Bottom Dog Press, 1998), 140-42

          "Housed and Homeless," Brooding The Heartlands (Bottom Dog Press,

          1998), 142-43

          "At January's," Brooding The Heartlands: Poets Of The Midwest

          (Bottom Dog Press, 1998), 143-45

          "drunken displaced detroiters," Brooding The Heartlands: Poets Of

          The Midwest (Bottom Dog Press, 1998), 146

          "Mama's Boy," Brooding The Heartlands: Poets Of The Midwest

          (Bottom Dog Press, 1998), 147

          "Not Sighting Land," Indefinite Space, Vol.VI, 1997, pp. 42-43

          "In Line At The Neighborhood Grocery Store," The Bridge, Vol. 6,

          Fall/Winter 1997, 20-22

          "Mayhem," The Colorado Review, Spring 1997, Vol. XXIV, No. 1,


          "Ab Extra," Lurch, No. 7, Winter 1996, p. 2

          "Because You Are Not White," Lurch, No. 7, Winter 1996, p. 6

          "M.L.K.," The Denver Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 4, Spring 1996, pp.


          "How Like An Angel," River Styx:44 (1995)

          "You Know What I'm Saying?" River Styx:44 (1995)

          "Notes Against Decibels," Long News, 1995

          "Mot(t)o," Half Tones To Jubilee, #9, Fall: Sept./Oct. 1994

          " 'a wager on transcendence'," The Denver Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 3,

          Winter 1994, p. 29

          "There Is Always The," Witchpenis, No.3, 1994

          "drunken displaced detroiters," Witchpenis, No. 3,                           

          "Sleeping Sickness," The World, Spring 1993

          "Toys Were Us," The World, Spring 1993

          "Where In The World I Am," The World, Spring 1993

          "Earthbound," Drumvoices Revue, Fall-Winter 1992-1993, p. 79

          "New Direction," Visions of Words, November 1992

          "Meanwhile," The Heartlands Today, November 1992

          "Flight," The Heartlands Today, November 1992

          "Legends-Errants," The World, Spring 1992

          "Romanticism," The World, Spring 1992

          "Whitesmith In B Major," The World, Spring 1992

          "In Whiteface," Exquisite Corpse, Spring 1992

          "Three Boats To America," Exquisite Corpse, Spring 1992

          "Angel Clare," Exquisite Corpse, Spring 1992

          "Uncle Tom's Grandchildren," Found Object, Vol. 1, No. 1, 107

          "Blue/s," Found Object, Vol. 1, No. 1, 117.

          "Poeming Three Days Plus," Long News, Spring 1992

          "Nine Nervous Lines," Long News, Spring 1992

          "Round-Trip Sonnet," Licking River Review, Fall\ Winter, 1991-92

          "Two Sides Of A Tuscon Postcard," Licking  River Review, Fall\

          Winter, 1991-92

          "In Spite Of The Paradox," Full Circle Twelve (Guild Press, 1991)

          "Good Help These Days," Full Circle Twelve (Guild Press, 1991)

          "Love: Take Two," Obsidian II: Black Literature In Review, Fall 1991

          "66% And Rising," Obsidian II: Black Literature In Review, Fall 1991

          "White Noise," Obsidian II: Black Literature In Review, Fall 1991

          "Quote From A Quagmire," Guilt & Gardenias, Fall 1991

          "Tribute," The Kenyon Review, Fall 1991

          "Busy Signals," The Kenyon Review, Fall 1991

          "Election Night," The Kenyon Review, Fall 1991

          "Woman Troubles," The Kenyon Review, Fall 1991

          "The Last Cow Boy," River Styx, Fall 1991

          "Double Helix: In My Father's House There Are Many Mansions,"

          River Styx, Fall 1991

          "American Composition 101," Transfer, Fall 1991

          "Another Night," Transfer, Fall 1991

          "Border Clashes," Western Ohio Journal, Summer 1991

          "How Do I Cross Out The X Malcolm?" Berkeley Poetry Review,

          Summer 1991              

          "Bizarre Fruit," Long News, Spring 1991

          "Dorian Blue," Long News, Spring 1991

          "Long News," The Little Magazine, Spring 1991

          "Real Estate," Caliban, Fall 1990

          "Wild Kingdom," HIPOLOGY (Broadside Press, 1990)

          "A Black Man Who Wants To Be A White Woman,"  HIPOLOGY

          (Broadside Press, 1990)

          "Robin, Old French, Dimunitive of Robert," Athenaeum, Fall 1989

          "The Proof of Pi," Poetic Space, Fall 1989

          "Hallucinogenic Toreador," Poetic Space,  Fall 1989

          "Nigger Niggerland," Poetic Space, Fall 1989

          "His Street," Triage, Fall 1989

          "Straight Arm Of The Little Man, " Triage, Fall 1989

          "Jimmy Webb's Tribute To Emma Goldman," Triage, Fall 1989

          "A Good Left Jab," Triage, Fall 1989

          "Halfwayhome," Colorado Review, Spring/ Summer 1989

          "Terrorism and Innocence," Noospapers,  Winter 1989

          "Artaud," Atticus, Winter 1989

          "Third and Forest," Aethlon, Spring 1989

          "For M., A Letter Between Letters,"  Heartsong: A Treasury of Verse

          (Magnolia Press, 1989)

          "Full House," Artful Dodge, Fall 1989

          "Nuthouse to Bighouse," Conditioned Response, Spring 1989

          "Fort/Da," Anerca, Spring 1989

          "Ba(sic)," Anerca, Spring 1989

          "New Moon," Athenaeum, Spring 1989

          "A Deep Sleep To Fall," Athenaeum, Spring1989

          "Pistons That," 5 A.M., Winter 1989

          "White Girl," Sideshow, Spring 1989

          "Charred Dandelions," Renegade, Winter 1989

          "The Woman Who Is Not Your Wife," Atticus Review, Winter 1988

          "The Day Frank Died," The Carthartic, No.  21, Fall 1988

          "Dog," Howling Dog, Fall 1988

          "Teeming," 1988 American Anthology Of Midwestern Poetry (Great

          Lakes Press, 1988)

          "Adventure Commences At The Cul-de-Sac," The MacGuffin, Vol. IV,

          Fall 1987

          "On Hope," Rocky Mountain Arsenal Of The Arts,Vol. II, October


          "Farewells: Nonerased #23," Solid Ground, Spring 1987

          "The Sun Also Sets, Black-Eyed," Solid Ground, Spring 1987

          "Reconciliation (After The Flood)," Ambergris, Winter 1987

          "Sore Throats," Athenaeum, Fall 1985

          "Working The Borderland," Athenaeum, Fall 1985

          "Nonerased #4," Athenaeum, Spring 1985

          "The Imposter: Nonerased #9," Nostalgia For The Present: An

          Anthology Of Writings (From Detroit), Winter 1985

          "Nonerased #17: February 1 1982," Nostalgia For The Present: An

          Anthology Of Writings (From Detroit), Winter 1985

          "Jonathan Swift In Exile," The Athenaeum, Spring 1984

          "Nonerased #17: February 1 1982," Solid Ground, Fall 1983

          "Seven Minutes To Midnight: Meditations Of A Cimmerian," The

          Wayne Review, Summer 1982

          "A Tree In Winter," Obsidian: black literature in review, Spring 1981

          "The Unrest And Rest: Sonny Rollins," Obsidian: black literature in

          review, Spring 1981

          "Off White," Obsidian: black literature in review, Spring 1981

          "Post," Obsidian: black literature in review, Spring 1981

          "Mean Free," Obsidian: black literature in review, Spring 1981

          "Passionate Shadow," Obsidian: black literature in review, Spring 1981

          "Love Is My Soldier," Obsidian: black literature in review, Spring 1981

          "All-American Boy," Obsidian: black literature in review, Spring 1981

          "Sonnet For The Heirs Apparent," Corridors, Winter 1980

          "All Hands (Knuckles and Palms)," Ingest,Spring 1977

          "To America, Archaic," Ingest, Spring 1977

          "The b in Climbing," Ingest, Spring 1977

          "Blackjack," Ingest, Spring 1977

          "New Moon," Ingest, Spring 1977

          "Bullets, Dipped In Poison," Ingest, Spring1977

          "That Is Not It At All," Ingest, Fall 1975


Lectures:  Presenter, Learning from Detroit, Modernist Studies Association

               Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 18-21, 2012

               Presenter, Convergence of Poetics, The State of Poetics, University

               of Washington, Seattle, Washington, September 28, 2012

               Presenter, “Gil Scott-Heron’s The Last Holiday and Ralph Ellison’s

               Juneteenth,” American Literature Association Conference, San

               Francisco, California, May 24-27 2012

               Presenter, “The Title of This ‘Paper’ Has Been,” Associated Writing

               Programs Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 3, 2012

               Presenter, “Purloining the Letter: Using the Correspondence of

               Others in Our Prose and Poetry” Associated Writing Programs

               Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 1, 2012          

               Chair and Presenter, “Gil Scott-Heron’s The ast Holiday and Ralph

               Ellison's uneteenth,” Literature Since 1900 Conference, University

               of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 24, 2012

               Presenter, “New Jack Ganglands: Copland and Lawyerland,”

               Literature Since 1900 Conference, University of Louisville,

               Louisville, Kentucky, February 23, 2012

               “A ‘Minor’ Opus: Wendy Kramer in E-Dialogue with Tyrone

               Williams,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Michigan,

               December 15, 2011

               “The Friend-Specific Art of Wendy Kramer,” Association for the

               Study of the Arts of the Present Conference, Pittsburgh, PA,

               October 26-29 2011

               Roundtable on Innovative Black Poetry, Modernist Studies

               Association Conference,  Buffalo, New York, October 6-9 2011

               “Among Imaginations,” Performing Arts Center, Naropa University,

               Boulder, Colorado, June 28, 2011

               “The Title of this ‘Paper’ Has Been,” The Louisville Conference on

               Literature and Culture Since 1900, University of Louisville, February

               25, 2011

               Eco-poetics, The Poet’s House, New York, New York, May 25,


               “My Belated CPT—ellipsis, translation, the Body,” post-moot: 2,

                Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, April 22-25 2010

      “The Present Poetics of Rob Halpern,” The Louisville Conference

               on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, Kentucky,

               February 19, 2010

               “New Criticism, The Civil Rights Movement and the Question of

               Identity Politics,” &Now Festival of Innovative Literature and

               Literary Arts. Hilton Plaza, Buffalo, New York, Oct. 15-17, 2009

               “Totem Present,” Association for the Study of the Arts of the

               Present, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Knoxville, TN, October 22-25, 2009

               “The Pan-African Americanism of Melvin B.Tolson,” Modern

               Language Association Convention, San Francisco, California,

               December 27, 2008

               “The dynamics of history and culture: ‘pale approximations’…What

               Who May Can Speak,” Nonsite Collective (with special guest Pat

               Clifford), San Francisco, CA, June 1, 2008

               “Woe: I Am A Visible: Man—Adrian Piper, Glenn Ligon, Ernest

               Withers,” Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, CA, May 31, 2008

               “The Pan-African Americanism of Melvin B.Tolson,” University of

               North Carolina, Asheville, March 24, 2008

               “Cease and desist: the imperatives of race(lessness) in Harryette

               Mullen’s Recyclopedia and Sleeping with the Dictionary,”

               Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois,

               December 27-30 2007

               “An Educational Commons? Literature & the Imagination,” with

               John Getz, Carol Winkelmann and Stephen Yandell, Midwest

               Modern Language Association Conference, Cleveland, Ohio,

               November 8-11, 2007

               “My Lorenzo Thomas: The Poem as a Blues Parable-Object,”

               African American Literature and Culture Society Symposium,

               St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, October 25-27 2007

               “The Gift of Globalization,” Y/X-Change Conference, Wayne State

               University, Hilberry C, Student Center Building, March 30, 2007

               “Resisting the Epilogue: Privatization in Ellison’s Invisible Man,”

               National Association of African American Studies Conference,

               Baton Rouge Marriott, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 16, 2007

               “’Apparently I am picking fights’: Cultural Studies and Poetics Mix

               It Up In Taylor Brady’s Yesterday’s News, Modern Language

               Association Convention, December 29, 2006

               “Spoken Word, Written Word, Word Up,” Modern Language

               Association Convention, December 28, 2006

               “Glenn Ligon and the Million Man March,” Performance Studies

               International Conference, University of London, Queen

               Mary, London, England, June 15, 2006

               “What is a Community?” Post_Moot: A Convocation of

               Unorthodox Cultural and  Poetic Practices, Miami University,

               OxfordOhio, April 15, 2006

               “Sherrie Levine and Scale As Authorship,” &Now Innovative Arts

               Festival, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, April 5-7, 2006

               “Deconstructing the Public: 19th C. African-American Literature,”

               Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Symposium, University of Louisville,

               March 24, 2006

               “The Public Faces of Hip-hop,” Performance International

               Conference, Brown University, Providence, R. I., March 2005

               ”’A-B-l-a-c-k-W-o-m-a-n’: Erica Hunt’s Prose Poetry,” Furious

               Flower: Regenerating The Black Poetic Tradition, James Madison

               University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, September 25, 2004

               “The Public Domain and the Public Sphere,” 1248 Treat Avenue,

               San Francisco, California, July 31, 2004

               “Orality, Vocality and the Confessional  Impulse in Strick,”

               “Pursuance”: Jazz and Literature, DePaul University, Chicago,

               Illinois, May 1, 2004

               “Authenticity and the Authentication of Difference,” Marjorie Cook

               Poetry Festival, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Sept., 19 2003

               “Totalized/Fractionalized Bodies/Body Parts In The Poetry/Prosody

               Of Elizabeth Alexander And Liz Waldner,” 20th Century Literature

               Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, February

               28 2003

               “Congruent and Incongruent: The Liberal Arts  in the Context of the

               Civil Rights Movement," University of North Carolina at Asheville,

               February 7 2003

               "Attempting Departure: The New Black Gay Poetry," 20th Century

               Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February, 24, 2000

               "Miracle, Accident, Race--Or Boredom," Contemporary Issues

               Forum, Xavier University, February 22, 1999

               "Ralph Ellison and Harold Cruse: Race to Justice," University

               Seminar Series, Xavier University, February 1, 1999

               "African Americans, Slavery and the Gift Of The Gift," Modern

               Language Association, San Francisco, California Dec. 27, 1998

               "HipHop And Sports: Notes Toward An Iconography," American

               Studies Association Conference, Seattle, WA, November 21, 1998

               and Black Writers Conference, Morgan State University, Baltimore,

               Maryland, April 3, 1998

               "Rap And The Public," Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee,

               Feb. 19, 1998 and Cincinnati Historical Society, Union Terminal,

               Cincinnati Ohio, December 11, 1996

               "Developing A Multicultural Perspective," (with Dr. Susanne Kirk,

               Department of Education), National Council Of Social Studies

               Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 10, 1995

               "The Gender Inflections of Passing: Charles Chesnutt and Nella

               Larsen," Northeast Modern Language Association Conference,

               Boston Plaza And Towers Hotel, Boston MA, April 1, 1995

               "Sampling the Role Model: Rap Strategies in African-American

               Popular Film," Modern Language Association Conference, San

               Diego, California, Dec. 28, 1994

               "John Woo: This Killer For Hire," Midwest Popular Culture

               Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 8, 1994

               "Melvin Dixon and the Disposable Heroes," Modern Language

               Association Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Dec. 28, 1993

               "Of Having Been Chosen By A Career," Xavier University, Spring


               "Language Poetry as Citation, Rap Music as Sampling: Democracy

               and Community," Xavier Faculty Forum, November 25 1991

               "Some Issues In Multiculturalism," Xavier University, Nov. 19, 1991

               "Political Correctness: Texts and Contexts," Xavier University,

               September 28, 1991

               "A/Story: Multiculturalism; A Story: Afrocentricity," California

               Institute Of The Arts, Valencia, CA., April 16, 1991

               "Deconstruction And Theology," Johnson C.Smith College,

               Charlotte, N.C., April 4, 1991

               "Different Voices, Different Things To Say," AAUP Forum, Xavier

               University, October 1990

               "Some Problems With Black History Month," U.S.A. General

               Accounting Office (Cincinnati), Sheraton Hotel, February 1990

               "Will The Circle Be Unbroken? Allan Bloom's The Closing Of The

               American Mind," American Catholic Philosophy Association,

               Thomas More College, November 15 1987

               "Disarming Images In Contemporary Poetry And Science Fiction,"

               panelist, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, September 1985

               "Ménage a trois: Afro-Euro-American Literature," Xavier University,

               March 1985

               "Anti-Construction And Difference:JohnsON/BartheS/ BalZac,"

               Wayne State University. March 1983


Readings: Convergence of Poetics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA,

               September, 28, 2012

               Boog City Small Press Festival, Unnamable Books, Brooklyn N.Y.,

               August 4, 2012

               Chapter &Verse Reading Series, Philadelphia, PA, April 28, 2012

               Conversation and Reading with Thom Donovan, Flying Object,

               Hadley, MA, February 12, 2012

               Commentary on The Hole, Poetry at St. Mark’s Church, New

               York, N.Y., February 10, 2012

               Mills College, Mill Hall, Oakland, CA, January 31, 2012

               Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, CA, January 29, 2012

               Omnidawn Publishing Fall Celebration, Poets’ House, Oct 15, 2011

               Woodward Line Series, Scarub Club, Detroit, MI, September 2011

               Naropa University, Performing Arts Center, July 2, 2011

               Cincinnati Public library, April 5, 2011

               FELIX Reading Series (with Dana Ward), University of Wisconsin,

               Madison, Wisconsin, October 28, 2010

               Omnidawn Publishing Fall Celebration, Poets' House, New York,

               N.Y., October 1 2010

               Post-Read Festival, Northside Tavern, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 28,


               Woodward Line Series, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI, April 21, 2010

               St, Marks’ Poetry Project, New York, New York, March 3 2010

               Modern Language Association Convention, December 29, 2009

               Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, New York, December 4, 2009

               Observable Reading Series, St. Louis Missouri, Sept. 10, 2009

               Salacious Banter, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 6, 2009

               Rabbit Light Reading Series, Chicago, Illinois, September 5, 2009

               Series A, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, June 3, 2009

               Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI, March 22, 2009

               Walnut Street Poetry Society, Mercantile Library, Cincinnati, Ohio,

               February 11, 2009

               Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 28, 2009

               Unnamable Reading Series, Brooklyn, N.Y., January 24, 2009

               Rust Belt Books, Buffalo, New York, January 23, 2009

               Visible Voice Books, Cleveland, Ohio, January 22, 2009

               Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA, December 28, 2009

               Earthworm Reading Series, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 26, 2008

               44: Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 3, 2008

               Friday Afternoon Series, Elliston Room, Langsam Library,

               University of Cincinnati, October 31, 2008

               Moe’s Books, Berkeley, California, October 21, 2008

               Marick Press, Poet of the Follies, September 30, 2008

               David Buuck’s House, Oakland, California, May 30, 2008

               Just Buffalo Small Press Reading Series, April 17, 2008

               Miami University, Oxford Ohio, April 3, 2008

               INKtank, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 25, 2008

               Omnidawn Reception, Associated Writing Programs Convention,

               New York, New York, February 1, 2008

               Publico, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 16, 2008

               School at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Dec. 28, 2007

               Bowery Poetry Club, New York, New York, December 1, 2007

               POG: Poetry in Action, Stone Avenue Gallery, Sept., 23, 2007

               Burning Word Poetry Festival, Whidbey Island, Washington,

               April 28, 2007

               Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, March 23, 2007

               The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 29, 2006

               The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s, New York, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2006

               Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 23, 2006

               Poetry at the Zeitgeist, Detroit, Michigan, July 19, 2006

               University of Louisville, March 23, 2006

               The BuzzThru Expresso Bar, Loveland, Ohio, March 11, 2006

               The Four Seasons Hotel, Washington D.C., December 28, 2005

               Miami University (Ohio), September 22, 2005

               Cincinnati Public Library Fall Series, September 13, 2005

               Bay Area Poetry Marathon, The Lab, San Francisco, Aug 26, 2005

               Tsunami of Compassion, University of Cincinnati, May 11, 2005

               The Mockbee, Cincinnati, OH, April 30, 2005

               Publico, Cincinnati Ohio, Feb. 13, 2005

               The Inside Out Midwinter Festival, Mount Washington, Ohio,

               February 5, 2005

               Poetry at the Zeitgeist, Detroit, Michigan, November 17, 2004

               Southgate House: INKTANK: A Moveable Feast, Newport,

               Kentucky, November 16, 2004

               Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Open House, August 1 2004,

               Woodside, California

               Friday Afternoon Series, University of Cincinnati, Langstam Library,

               Elliston Poetry Room, May 28, 2004

               INK TANK Poetry Slam, Greenwich Tavern, Cincinnati, Ohio,

               May 22, 2004

               Chidlaw Gallery, Cincinnati Art Academy, March 25 2004

               Holloway Poetry Series, University of California, Berkeley, CA

               March 2, 2004

               A Taste of Art Café/Gallery, New York, New York, Feb. 2, 2004

               Xavier University Gallagher Center, January 19, 2004

               Chicago Poetry Project Reading Series, Harold Washington

               Library, November 1 2003

               Marjorie Cook Poetry Festival, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio,

               September 20, 2003

               Greater Cincinnati Writers League, The Regency, August 8 2003

               S.S. Nova, Cincinnati Ohio, June 6 2003

               Segue Reading Series, The Bowery Poetry Club, May 24, 2003

               Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, Ohio April 26, 2003

               Humanities Center, The University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif.,

               April 17 2003

               Eckstrom Library, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky,

               February 28 2003

               Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, University of North Carolina, Asheville,

               February 7 2003

               Rockdale Temple, Amberley Village, Ohio, October 31 2002

               The Screening Room, Tucson Arizona, October 27 2002

               Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center at CCAC, San Francisco,

               CA, October 25 2002

               Scarab Club, Detroit Michigan, Oct. 3 2002

               La Cafethe, Detroit, Michigan, April 21 2002

               Larry’s Pub, Columbus, Ohio, April 15 2002

               Detroit Art Festival, September 15, 2001

               Scarab Club, Detroit Michigan, Oct. 6, 2000

               Cass Cafe, Detroit, Michigan, Nov. 13, 1999

               "Poetry in the Garden," The Main Public Library of Cincinnati and

               Hamilton County, Cincinnati Ohio, April 14, 1999

               "Word/Image," Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum, Mar. 25, 1999

               Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati Ohio, January 23, 1999

               Center Galleries, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan,

               December 3, 1998

               Mac's Books, Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 10, 1998

               Tribute to Ronald Johnson (with Norman Finkelstein, Xavier

               University Faculty Lounge, April 30, 1998

               Colloquium Series, Wayne State University, March 4, 1998

               Share Our Strength: Hunger Benefit, Xavier University, Kelley

               Auditorium, Oct. 23, 1997

               Johnson C. Smith College, Biddle Halll, Charlotte, North Carolina,

               April 7, 1997

               Share Our Strength: Hunger Benefit, Xavier University, November

               14, 1996

               Club Heidelberg, Ann Arbor MI, Oct. 1, 1996

               "Night Music," WNKU, 89.7 FM, Northern Kentucky University,

               Highland Heights, KY, September 15, 1996

               Cincinnati Writers Project, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY,

               June 19, 1996

               York Street Cafe, Newport KY, April 23, 1996

               Colloquium Series, Wayne State University, English Department,

               Feb. 26, 1996

               Broadside Press, Detroit MI, Dec. 17, 1995

               Share Our Strength: Hunger Benefit, Northern Kentucky University,

               November 2, 1995

               Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati OH, October 20, 1995

               The Mask, Hamtramck, MI, Oct. 14, 1994

               C.A.G.E. Art On The Square Literary Reading, Mercantile Arcade,

               May 21 1994

               Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 28, 1994

               Club Heidelberg, Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 1. 1994

               Colloquium Series, Wayne State University, Feb. 2, 1994

               Writers Harvest Benefit, Xavier University, Kelley Auditorium,

               October 5, 1993

               "Night Music," WNKU, 89.7 FM, Northern Kentucky University,

               Highland Heights, KY, August 15, 1993

               The Redeye Bookstore, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, May 28, 1993

               Nuyorican Cafe, New York, March 24, 1993

               Wayne State University, English Department Conference Room,

               October 26, 1992

               Culturefest, William Henry Harrison High School, Harrison, Ohio,

               October 7, 1992

               Belkap Library, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, April, 1992

               Alvin's, Miles Davis Society Benefit, Detroit, MI, October 27 1991

               Union Street, Detroit, Michigan, August 17, 1991

               Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, English Department,

               Conference Room, July 26, 1991

               St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, June 23, 1991

               Johnson C. Smith College, Charlotte, North Carolina, Biddie Hall,

               April 4 1991

               20th Century Literature Conference, Belkap Library Room,

               University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, February 23 1991

               Midwest Modern Language Association, Sheraton Plaza Hotel,

               Dayton Ohio, February 16 1991

               Alexander's, Detroit MI, December 27 1990

               Horizons in Poetry, Detroit MI, July 10 1990

               Xavier University, McDonald Library, April 27, 1990

               University of Cincinnati, Elliston Room, February 20 1990

               "Scriptus Live," WAIF-FM, February 10 1990

               "Scriptus Live," WAIF-FM, December 16 1989

               Upstairs At Grammer's, Cincinnati, August 8 1989

               St. Mark's Poetry Project, New York,  April 26 1989

               Seditiously Deliciously, Union Street, Detroit, March 27 1989

               Poetry Resource Center, Union Street, Detroit MI, Jan. 28 1989

               Ohio Small Press Fair, Cincinnati, Oct. 15 1988

               Xavier University, Regis Room, October 12 1988

               "The People's Poetry," WAIF-FM, Cincinnati, OH, Aug. 19, 1988

               Daly Parke Nursing Home Literature Program, Cincinnati, Ohio,

               July 10 1988

               Links Hall Performance Series, Chicago, IL, October 8 1987

               Poetry Resource Center, Royal Oak, MI, June 12, 1987

               Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, April 13, 1987

               The Michigan Gallery, Detroit, March 14 1987

               Colloquium Poetry Series, Wayne State University, Detroit,

               February 25 1987

               Horizons In Poetry, Detroit, Feb. 10 1987

               "The Nkenge Zola Show," WDET-FM, Detroit, February 9 1987

               LINES Open Field Series, Detroit Institute Of The Arts, January,

               25 1987

               Bagley Cafe, Detroit, December 11 1986

               Rock-n-Read Series, Alvin's, Detroit, Nov. 1986

               Xavier University, Cincinnati, April 9 1985

               Colloquium Poetry Series, WSU, Detroit, Oct. 1985

               Colloquium Poetry Series, WSU, Detroit, Oct. 1983

               Wayne State University, Student Center Building, Detroit,

               Michigan,  April 1977

Performances:  “Xavier Alma Mater”: lyrics by Tyrone Williams, music by

                       Tom Merrill, “Celebrating 175 Years: Xavier University,”

                       Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 9, 2006

                       “Brer R,” a series of skits performed at the University of

                       California, Berkeley, by the Bay Area Poets Theatre Group,

                       March 2, 2004

                       Three Spiritual Reflections,” written by Nancy Berteaux,

                       Kaleel Skeirik and Tyrone Williams, performed at Bellarmine

                       Chapel, Xavier University, April 5, 2003


Honors:   Artist Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain,

               June 5-29, 2009

               Wheeler Award (w/Drs. Finkelstein and Fisanick), 2007-08

               Artist Residency, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, December

               7-21, 2007

               Artist Residency, Casa Libre de Solana, Tucson Arizona,

               September 14-October 7 2007

               Artist Residency, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito,

               California, June 2007

               2007 Seniority Sabbatical, fall semester, Xavier University

               2006 Ohioana Certificate of Recognition for AAB (Slack Buddha

               Press, 2004)

               2004 James and Suzanne McElwee Fellowship, Djerassi Resident

               Artists Program

               Wheeler Award, Spring 2005, to sponsor poet Frank Walker

               during the Fall 2005 semester

               Finalist, Pavement Saw Chapbook Contest, 2003

               Finalist, First Annual Slopes Edition Poetry Award, 2002

               Committee Member, Celebration of Academics Initiative Award,

               Winter 2001

               Wheeler Award, Winter 2001 (to sponsor four literary readings in


               Wheeler Award, Fall 2000 (to sponsor reading and lecture by poet

               Michael Palmer)

               1999 James and Suzanne McElwee Fellowship, Dejerassi Resident

               Artists Program

               Honoree, Xavier University Senior Appreciation Program (Katie

               DuMont), Winter/Spring 1999

               Resident Artist, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, June 1999-July


               Nomination, Bishop Edward D. Fenwick Teacher of the Year

               Award, 1997

               Finalist, Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, Sarabande Books,


               Honoree, Xavier University Senior Appreciation Program (Kelli

               Kalberer), Winter/Spring 1996

               Research Sabbatical, Xavier University, for Fall 1996

               National Endowment for the Humanities, Project Consultant,

               "Joining Hands in the Teaching of American Literature," July 1995-

               October 1995

               National Endowment for the Humanities, Facilitator, "Joining Hands

               in the Teaching of American Literature," Otterbein College, June 26-

               December 10, 1994

               Editor's Choice Award, for "Letter From Aspen," National Library

               of Poetry, 1994

               Grand Prize Winner, The Philosopher's Stone Poetry Competition,


               Finalist, National Poetry Series, The Adventures of Pi, 1992

               Aspen Writers Conference Half-Tuition Scholarship, July 1992

               Certificate of Merit, "For M., A Letter Between Letters," Magnolia

               Press Spring Poetry Competition, 1988

               Second Prize, POET HUNT, Schoolcraft College, for "Adventure

               Commences At The Cul-de-Sac," 1987

               Third Prize, Tompkins Award, Second Prize,

               Agnes Breuton Award, WSU, The Skylark's Loud Ascension, 1979

               Poetry Award, Miles Modern Poetry Competition, WSU, Six

               Poems, 1977

               Second Prize, Fourth Year French Division, WSU, for  "Reine de

               Laiterie," 1977

               First Prize, Tompkins Award, WSU, All My Loves' Faces, 1977


University: Chair, Africana Studies, 2009-present

                 Co-director, Gender and Diversity Studies, 2003-2010

                 Faculty Committee (one-semester replacement), Spring 2008,

                 Chair, Xavier University English Department, 2000-2006

                 Member, Dialogue On Black/White Community Building

                 Committee, Celebration Of Academic Excellence Award,


                 Member, Antonio Johnson Scholarship Committee, 2001-2004

                 Member, Association of Xavier Black Faculty, Staff and

                 Administrators, 2001-

                 Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, 2001-2006

                 Member, Women and Minorities Studies Committee, 2001-2003

                 Member, Ad Hoc Academic Visioning Committee, 2001-2002

                 Interviewer, Francis X. Weninger

                 Scholarship, Alter Hall, February 18, 2001

                 Participant, E Pluribus Unum Panel

                 Discussion, Xavier University, May 13, 1998

                 Participant, La fiesta de las palabas, Romero Center, Xavier

                 University, April 23, 1998

                 Participant, Paul Robeson Tribute, Alter Hall B-11, Xavier

                 University, April 23, 1998

                 Speaker, Francis X. Weninger Scholarship, Schott Hall, Xavier

                 University, March 25, 1998

                 Co-Director, Ethics, Religion & Society Workshop, Xavier

                 University, March 18, 1998

                 Member, Faculty Development Committee, 1997-2000

                 Member, Faculty Committee, 1994-1996

                 Advisor, Mermaid Tavern, 1993-2000

                 Advisor, Athenaeum Magazine, 1993-2000

                 Advisor, UNITE, 1992-1995

                 President, AAUP, Xavier University, 1991-1992

                 Chair, Minority Scholars Lecture Committee, 1992-1994

                 Member, Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee, 1990-1993

                 Member, Minority Students Concerns Committee, 1987-1992

                 Participant, Five-On-Five, Office of Minority Affairs (Debora

                 Jones), 1987-1989

                 Member, Cultural Diversity Awards Committee, 1988-1990

                 Participant, Black Freshman Orientation Day, 1988-1990

                 Panelist, "The Absence of Men of Color in Academia," WXVU

                 Teleconference, March 1990

                 Panelist, Student Government Election Debate, March 1990

                 Panelist, "Black Nationalism In America and Africa," Fish Bowl,

                 Tucker Lounge, March 1990

                 Advisor, Black Student Association, 1984-85, 1987-89

                 Panelist, "Racial Harrassment," Faculty Retreat, September 1989

                 Participant, Black Student Visitation Day, 1988-89

                 Office of Recruitment (Celeste Goodloe)

                 Participant, Take-A-Faculty-Member-To-Lunch, Residence Hall,


                 Participant, Faculty/Student Mix, Residence Hall, 1988


Professional:  President, Board of Trustees, INKTank, 2004-10

                     “Responsible Writing: A Workshop,” Burning Word Poetry

                     Festival, Whidbey Island, Washington, April 28, 2007

                     Poetry Workshops, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio,

                     March 22, 2007

                     Teaching Poetry, University of Dayton LitFest, Dayton, Ohio,

                     February 18, 2006

                     Panelist, Creative Writing Seminar, Aronoff Center, October,

                     22, 2005

                     Judge, Corbett-Mayerson Awards, School for the Creative and

                     Performing Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 19, 2005

                     Presenter, INKTank’s Writers Weekend in Cincinnati, Main

                     Library, May 14, 2005

                     Co-Host, INKTANK: A Moveable Feast, Southgate House,

                     Newport, Kentucky November 16, 2004

                     Judge, INK TANK Poetry Slam, Greenwich Tavern, May 22,


                     Steering Committee, INK Tank, 2003-07

                     Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League,

                     November 14, August 8 2003

                     Presenter, “The Language of Racism,” Christ Church Cathedral,

                     318 4th Street, Cincinnati Ohio, November 23 2002

                     Panelist, Creative Writing Seminar, Aronoff Center for the Arts,

                     September 28 2002

                     Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, April

                     12 2002

                     Session Chair, 20th Century Literature Conference, University

                     of Louisville, February, 24, 2001

                     Judge, Poetry Slam Competition, Greenwich Tavern, Cincinnati,

                     Ohio, Fall 2000

                     Member, Weston Art Gallery Review Committee, Nov. 6, 2000

                     Session Co-Chair, Modernism Studies Association Conference,

                     University of Pennsylvania, October 14, 2000

                     Outside Screener for Susan Howe, Judge, Academy of

                     American Poets 2000 Walt Whitman Poetry Award

                     Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, April

                     14, 2000

                     Creative Writing Judge, 1999 Overture Awards Regional

                     Competition, 1999

                     Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati  Writers League,

                     June 12, 1998

                     Session Chair, 20th Century Literature Conference, University

                     of Louisville, February 28, 1998

                     Creative Writing Judge, 1998 Overture Awards Regional

                     Competition, 1998

                     Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League,

                     November 14, 1997

                     Speaker, Career Day, Boysville Correctional Center, Saline,

                     MI, October 24, 1997

                     Vice-Chair, Cincinnati Arts Allocation Committee, 1997-2000

                     Panelist, Parenting African-American Children In The '90's,

                     Ursuline Academy, Blue Ash, Ohio, April 12, 1997

                     Panelist, "Is Hiphop Poetry?" Johnson C. Smith College,

                     Charlotte, North Carolina, April 7, 1991

                     Director, Poetry Workshop, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN,

                     February 8, 1997

                     Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League,

                     November, 1996

                     Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League,

                     August, 1995

                     Project Consultant, NEH: "Joining Hands," Otterbein College,

                     June 1995-December 1995

                     Facilitator, NEH PROJECT: "Joining Hands" Otterbein College,

                     March 1994-December 1994

                     Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League,

                     August 1994

                     Judge, Dayton Visual Arts Center Writing Fellowships, Dayton,

                     Ohio, Feb. 19, 1994

                     Poetry Judge, Poetry in the Park, Columbus Arts Center, 1994

                     Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League,

                     August 1993

                     Ohio Arts Council, Literature Advisory Panel, March,


                     Session Chair, 20th Century Literature Conference, Louisville,

                     KY February 1993

                     Poetry Judge, Poetry In The Park, Columbus Arts Center,

                     Columbus, OH, 1992

                     Literature Judge, Cultural Art Center of Houston, Houston,

                     TX, 1992

                     Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League,

                     July 1992

                     Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League,

                     June 1991

                     Judge, "Shakespeare '91," Cincinnati Branch of the English-

                     Speaking Union, March 2 1991

                     Poetry Instructor, Urban Initiatives

                     Creative Writers Workshop, University of Cincinnati

                     (Dr. Floyd Ogburn), February, 26, 28, 1991

                     Poetry Instructor, Urban Initiatives

                     Creative Writers Workshop, University of Cincinnati

                     (Dr.Floyd Ogburn), Feb. 3, 17, 1990

                     Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League,

                     October 1989

                     Participant, Western Michigan Writers Conference, May 1989

                     Poetry Judge, Ohio Small Press Fair, October, 1988            


Associations:  Modern Language Association

                      Association of American Professors

References and transcripts are available upon request.