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Shara McCallum

Jamaican poet Shara McCallum has published five books of poetry: The Face of Water: New and Selected Poems, This Strange Land, Song of Thieves, The Water Between Us and Madwoman.

Shara McCallum's poems have appeared in journals in the US, the UK, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Israel, have been reprinted in textbooks and anthologies of American, African American, Caribbean, and World Literatures, and have been translated into Spanish and Romanian. Her personal essays appear in The Antioch Review, Creative Nonfiction, Witness, and elsewhere.

She is the recipient of a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, individual artist grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and an Academy of American Poets Prize, and has been a Cave Canem Fellow and a Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

McCallum was on the permanent faculty of the MFA program at the University of Memphis and the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine and has served as visiting faculty for the Catskill Poetry Workshop, the West Virginia Writers Workshop, the Frost Place, and the Chautauqua Writer’s Center.

She lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she teaches and directs the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University.

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