Hermine Pinson has published three poetry collections: Ashe, a chapbook; Mama Yetta and Other Poems; and Dolores is Blue/ Dolorez is Blues . Her first cd, Changing the Changes in Poetry & Song, was produced in special collaboration with Yusef Komunyakaa and Estella Conwill Majozo. Her second cd, Deliver Yourself, is a collaboration with Harris Simon and the Harris Simon Trio, available on cdbaby.com. Her poetry, fiction, and critical essays have appeared in anthologies and journals such as Callaloo, Verse, Cave Canem Poetry Anthology, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, African American Review, Common Bonds: Stories by and About Modern Texas Women , Eyeball, Konch, Melus , Paintbrush Forum for European Contributions in African American Studies. Her most recent short fiction appeared in Richmond Noir, and her most recent critical work includes an essay on the work of poet, Sterling Plumpp, which appears in a special issue of Valley Voices, a literary journal, which she co-edited with poet Duriel E. Harris. She has had fellowships at Macdowell Colony, Yaddo, Soul Mountain, Byrdcliffe Colony, Vermont Studio Center, Norton Island, The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and Cave Canem. As associate professor of English, she teaches creative writing and African American literature at the College of William and Mary.
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