Henry Dumas

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General Information

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Name: Henry Dumas

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1934 in Sweet Home, Arkansas

Deceased: 1968 in New York, New York

Illinois Connection

Henry Dumas worked at Southern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Henry Dumas had a varied career. He was a Contributor, editor, publisher, and distributor for various literary magazines. He worked as a printing machine operator, social worker, and was a teacher-counselor, and director of the Experiment in Higher Education, At Southern Illinois University from 1967–68. Henry wrote about the clash between black and white cultures. Dumas was "accidentally" shot and killed by a New York Transit policeman in 1968.

Published Works

  • Ark of Bones and Other Stories, Random House, 1974
  • Jonoah & the Green Stone , Random House, 1978
  • Rope of Wind And Other Stories, Random House, 1979
  • Goodbyb Sweetwater, TBS The Book Service, 1988
  • The Knees of a Natural Man: Collected Poetry , Thunder's Mouth Press , 1989
  • Echo Tree: The Collected Short Fiction of Henry Dumas , Cofee House Press, 2003

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Ark of bones and other stories

ISBN: 0394709470
Release Date: 1974

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Rope of Wind And Other Stories

ISBN: 0394505298
Release Date: 1979

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The Knees of a Natural Man: Collected Poetry

ISBN: 0938410741
Release Date: 1989-07

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Echo Tree: The Collected Short Fiction of Henry Dumas (Black Arts Movement Series)

ISBN: 1566891493
Release Date: 2003-09-01

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Literary Awards

External Links

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Henry Dumas on Amazon


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