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Chiyuma Elliott assistant Professor

“‘Write the hard poem’ is the best piece of writing advice I ever got. My job is to help students imagine and make that poem. Sometimes it’s the subject that’s difficult. Other times, the challenge is formal or conceptual or philosophical. It’s a privilege to be part of the process.” ­

Education

Publications

Ph.D. in American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011 M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Warren Wilson College, 2010 B.A. in English, Stanford University, 1996

“African American Literature” The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Vol. 23: Race, 2013 “Still Life With Hands, Wishes and Plate” and “Things I Know Like the Back of My Hands” White Space Poetry Anthology, 2013 “Lilies” Another and Another: An Anthology from The Grind Daily Writing Series, 2012 “California Winter League” Cave Canem Anthology, 2012

English M.F.A. at the University of Mississippi  

Brochure 2014 | University of Mississippi College of Liberal arts

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