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A. Van Jordan

A. Van Jordan is the author of Rise, M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, and Quantum Lyrics. Among other awards, he has received the Whiting Award, the Annisfield-Wolf Book Award, the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and the Pushcart Prize. A professor of English at the University of Michigan, he lives in Ann Arbor.


Books by A. Van Jordan

  1. Book CoverThe Cineaste: Poems

    “Finds evocative new ways to connect us to a shared storytelling heritage.”—Entertainment WeeklyMore

  2. Book CoverM-A-C-N-O-L-I-A: Poems

    "Jordan is a wizard at capturing vernacular in both conventional forms and his own invention." --Black Issues Book ReviewMore

  3. Book CoverQuantum Lyrics: Poems

    "Fearless hybridization.... Jordan creates spaces where physics and poetry, comic books and jazz, memory and loss, come together."—American ProspectMore