Quraysh Ali Lansana

Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of five poetry books, including bloodsoil: sooner red (Voices of the American Land Project, 2009), co-author of Our Difficult Sunlight: Poetry, Literacy and Social Justice in the Classroom (Teachers & Writers Collaborative, January 2011) and editor of eight anthologies. He is Director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing and Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing at Chicago State University.