Michael Warr

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General Information

Name: Michael Warr

Pen Name: None

Born: 1956 in Baton Rouge, Louisisana

Website: http://armageddonoffunk.com/about/

Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Warr moved to Chicago after graduating from high school and lived there many years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Warr is a poet. He is author of We Are All the Black Boy and The Armageddon of Funk. He is also co-editor of Powerlines - A Decade of Poetry from Chicago’s Guild Complex. You can also find his work in Dream of a Word - The Tia Chucha Press Poetry Anthology. His poetry has been widely anthologized and he has recited his work at venues as diverse as the Universitie de Paris and Chicago’s Green Mill Lounge

A performing and collaborative poet, Warr's poems have been dramatized on stage, depicted on canvas, and set to original music compositions. He is the recipient of many honors and awards including the Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Poets Award and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship for Poetry. He is principal at Warr Consulting and currently resides in San Francisco, California.

Published Works

  • We Are All the Black Boy, Tia Chucha Press, 1991
  • The Armageddon of Funk, Tia Chucha Press, 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

We Are All the Black Boy (Jossey-Bass Management)

ISBN: 096242871X
Release Date: 1990-01-01

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Literary Awards

Michael Warr's awards for poetry include a NEA Creative Writing Fellowship and Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Poets Award.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Michael Warr on WorldCat

Michael Warr on Amazon


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