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Harryette Mullen

Harryette Mullen
Visiting Writers Series

Harryette Mullen teaches American poetry, African American literature, and creative writing at UCLA. She has been a visiting faculty member at Callaloo Writers Workshop, Cave Canem Poets Workshop, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Idyllwild Summer Arts, Napa Valley Writers Conference, and Naropa University, and a visiting writer and scholar at many other universities, arts institutions, and artist communities. Her poems, short stories, and essays have been published widely and reprinted in over seventy anthologies. Her work has been selected twice for the annual Best American Poetry anthology series. She is a recipient of a Katherine Newman Award for Best Essay on Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States and a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry. Her poetry is included in the latest edition of the Norton Anthology of African American Literature and Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Polish, Swedish, Turkish, and Bulgarian. She is the author of several poetry books, most recently Recyclopedia (Graywolf, 2006), winner of a PEN Beyond Margins Award. Her book Sleeping with the Dictionary (University of California, 2002) was a finalist for a National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2004; a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2005; and an Eli and Edythe Broad Fellowship from United States Artists in 2008.  Photo Credit: Hank Lazer