About Honorée Fanonne JeffersHonorée Fanonne Jeffers is an African-American poet, essayist, and novelist. She is the author of five books of poetry including her latest book of poetry, The Age of Phillis, which won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work and was Longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry and the PEN/Voelcker Award and the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. This book is based upon fifteen years of research on the life and times of Phillis Wheatley Peters, a formerly enslaved person who was the first African American woman to publish a book. The Age of Phillis was also chosen as the Common Read for the scholarly conference, Society of Early Americanists for the academic year of 2020-2021. Jeffers' first novel, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, was published in August 2021. It was a finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize in fiction.
Honorée is Professor of English at University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she has taught since 2002.
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