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Jamaal May

JAMAAL MAY is a poet and editor from Detroit, MI where he has taught poetry in public schools and worked as a freelance audio engineer and touring performer. His first full-length poetry collection, Hum (Alice James Books, 2013), received the Beatrice Hawley Award and an NAACP Image Award nomination. Other honors include the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, Stadler Fellowship, and the Kenyon Review Fellowship. Jamaal’s poems appear in such publications as The New Republic, The Believer, PoetryPloughshares,Poetry Daily, and Best American Poetry. A graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA program and former Associate Editor for West Branch, he currently co-edits the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook and Video Series with Tarfia Faizullah and teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program.
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