PhD – The George Washington University

MPhil – The George Washington University

BA – The University of the District of Columbia

Other Publications


Heat Strings

Evacuation Routes

Stepping Razor



Mantic Semantic

A Brand New Beggar


You Didn’t Hear This from Me


Reading Race

Writing between the Lines

C.L.R. James: A Critical Introduction

Black Chant

Integral Music

As Editor

Reading Race in American Poetry: An Area of Act

Don’t Deny My Name: Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition, by Lorenzo Thomas

with Lauri Ramey

Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: Innovative Poetry by African American Artists

What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America

with Laura Vrana

The Collected Poems of Lorenzo Thomas, forthcoming


Blog Posts


    Modern Language Association

    American Studies Association

    College Language Society

    African American Literature and Culture Society

    Association for the Study of Arts of the Present

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