Joanne Gabbin








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    Joanne V. Gabbin  

    Professor of English and Founder and Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center

    Office: Cardinal House
    Phone: 540-568-6310
    Office Hours: MTWTh 1:30-4:30pm
    Courses: Spring 2016

    Eng 362: African American Poetry

    Awards and Professional Activities:
    The College Language Association Creative Scholarship Award for Sterling A. Brown: Building the           Black Aesthetic Tradition (1986).

    The James Madison University Faculty Women’s Caucus and Women’s Resource Network for
          Scholarship (1988), and the Outstanding Faculty Award, Virginia State Council of Higher

    Founder and Organizer of the Wintergreen Women Writers’ Collective.

    Organizer and Director of the historic Furious Flower: A Revolution in African American Poetry
          conference that brought 35 renowned poets and critics to James Madison University in 1994. Two           books and a video anthology were produced from that conference.

    Organizer and Director, the second Furious Flower poetry conference, 2004

    Video anthology, California Newsreel, September 2005

    Recipient, JMU Provost’s Award for Distinguished Service and the JMU Alumni Distinguished Faculty           Award

    Inductee, International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, October 2005

    Sterling A. Brown: Building the Black Aesthetic Tradition (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985;
         reprinted Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994)

    Essays contained in
    Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American culture and the contemporary literary renaissance, ed.           Joanne M. Braxton and Andree Nicola McLaughlin (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press,           1990).

    Southern Women Writers: The New Generation, ed. Tonette Bond Inge (Tuscaloosa : University of           Alabama Press, 1990).         

    Articles in The Dictionary of Literary Biography, The Zora Neale Hurston Forum, The Oxford
          Companion to Women’s Writing
, The Langston Hughes Journal, Callaloo, The Oxford Companion           to African American Literature, and Black Books Bulletin.








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