[Please see the Youtube channel langstonify for recorded poems by others and a few by me.} -Born and raised in a small town in the High Sierra of California: Sierra City. My dad was a carpenter and stone mason, mother a substitute teacher. -Attended schools there and went to high school in the Central Valley. -Went to Sierra Community College for two years. -Earned a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English from U.C. Davis, studying there with Karl Shapiro. -Now and English professor in the Pacific Northwest, where I have taught in the English Dept and the African American Studies Program. I co-founded the latter. I co-edited the Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature 4 volumes, and I've published books on Langston Hughes. -Co-wrote and/or co-edited several books with the late Wendy Bishop. Member of the PEN/American Center. Blog: http: //

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