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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 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 a memoir essay on Mound Bayou, Mississippi,  an ekphrastic poem on the work of artist Odile Donald Odita for the Virginia Museum of  Fine Art in Richmond, VA, and two commissioned poems for the Dance Suite, Nine  by Frances and Edwin L. Cummings professor of Dance, Leah Glenn. 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 Frances and Edwin L. Cummings professor of English, she teaches creative writing and African American literature at the College of William and Mary.


Photo credit: by Lynda Koolish