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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Quraysh Ali Lansana  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: 1964 in Enid, Oklahoma

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Illinois Connection

Lansana lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Quraysh Ali Lansana is a poet, author, editor and professor.


The Skin of Dreams

-- Starred Review, Booklist, 2019

Other Awards

-- Securing the Future Award from ETA Creative Arts Foundation, 2006
-- Poet of the Year Award, presented by Chicago's Black Book Fair, 2000
-- Henry Blakely Award, presented by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1999
-- Wallace W. Douglas Distinguished Service Award, presented by Young Chicago Authors, Inc., 1999

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A gift from Greensboro :
ISBN: 0997221917. OCLC Number: 952971601

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A Gift from Greensboro is a celebration of the magic of childhood friendship and adventure, and a meditation on growing up in the wake of the sit-ins that ushered in the Civil Rights Movement. The poem recognizes that true friendship knows no boundaries, and this is the true gift from Greensboro--Adapted from flap of front cover.

City of the big shoulders :
ISBN: 9781609380908. OCLC Number: 756044631

University of Iowa Press,. .

Chicago has served as touchstone and muse to generations of writers and artists defined by their relationship to the city's history, lore, inhabitants, landmarks, joys and sorrows, pride and shame. The poetic conversations inspired by Chicago have long been a vital part of America's literary landscape, from Carl Sandburg and Gwendolyn Brooks to experimental writers and today's slam poets. The one hundred contributors to this vibrant collection take their materials and their inspirations from the city itself in a way that continues this energetic dialogue--Publisher.

Mystic turf :
ISBN: 9780985287757. OCLC Number: 826870689

Willow Books,. .

Our difficult sunlight :
ISBN: 0915924285. OCLC Number: 721413469

Teachers & Writers Collaborative,. .

Southside rain /
ISBN: 0883782197. OCLC Number: 44153434

Third World Press,. .

The skin of dreams :
ISBN: 1733647406. OCLC Number: 1107321301

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The Walmart republic :
ISBN: 9780990320401. OCLC Number: 891587315

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They shall run :
ISBN: 0883782642. OCLC Number: 54960416

Third World Press,. .