Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Everett Hoagland

Everett Hoagland is professor emeritus of English at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where he taught African American literature and poetry workshops for thirty years. 

Educated at Lincoln University and Brown University, Hoagland was Poet Laureate of New Bedford, Massachusetts from 1994-1998. Beginning his writing in the midst of the Black Arts Movement and Civil Rights era, Everett Hoagland’s many works include: Black Velvet (1970), Scrimshaw (1976), This City and Other Poems (1999), Here: New & Selected Poems (2002), and more recently Homecoming (2014). Hoagland’s poems have appeared in revered literary journals, such as The American Poetry Review and Callaloo. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Gwendolyn Brooks Award for Fiction, ForeWord Magazine’s Best Poetry Book award, and the Langston Hughes Society Award.

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