Jamaal May

Jamaal May is a Cave Canem Fellow, Callaloo Fellow and graduate from Warren Wilson’s MFA for writers. He is the author of a poetry chapbook (The God Engine, Pudding House Press, 2009) and editor of the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Series. His work appears in Callaloo, Indiana Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Sou’western, Blackbird and Verse Daily among other journals, magazines, and anthologies. He has appeared on radio and television, as well as in documentaries such as “A Poet in Every Classroom” and “Televising a Revolution,” jury prize winner at the Trinity Film Festival. May has received two scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, two Pushcart Prize nominations, an International Publication Prize from Atlanta Review, and he was a finalist for the 2010 and 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowships. Currently, he is the 2011-2013 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University where he runs a poetry slam, reads for the lit journal West Branch and tweaks his first full-length manuscript, which was a finalist for The National Poetry Series as well as the Levis Prize from Four Way Books.


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