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Profile: A. Van Jordan

Title: Professor
M.F.A., Warren Wilson College, N.C.  1998
MA, Communications, Howard University, 1990; BA English, Wittenberg University, 1987; Certificate in Film Production & Screenwriting, Vancouver Film School, 2010-2011; Certificate in Film Studies, New York University, 1998

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A. VAN JORDAN is the author of four collections: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award (Tia Chucha Press, 2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (2005), which was listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by The London Times; Quantum Lyrics, (2007); and The Cineaste, (2013), W.W. Norton & Co.

Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He is a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a United States Artists Williams Fellowship
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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Creative Writing, Poetry

Secondary Interests



Jordan is the author of four books: The Cineaste (2013, W.W. Norton & Co); Quantum Lyrics (2007, W.W. Norton & Co.), M-A‑C-N-O-L-I-A (2004, W.W. Norton & Co.), Rise (2001, published by Tia Chucha Press and distributed by Northwestern University Press).
  • The Cineaste: Poems

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