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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eugene B. Redmond  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: December 1, 1937 in East St. Louis, Illinois

-- Eugene B. Redmond on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Redmond was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, and is a Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University and currently resides in Edwardsville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eugene Redmond is an award-winning African American poet, editor, and teacher who began his career in journalism. He has held positions as poet-in-residence at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Oberlin College, California State University, and other institutions throughout North America. Eugene is an Emeritus Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the editor of ''Drumvoices Revue'', He is an active voice in the local writing community as well as in national and international circles. As a founder of the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club in East St. Louis, he continues to be instrumental in the lives of novice and experienced writers across the globe.

Published Works

  • A Tale of Two-Toms, 1968
  • A Tale Of Time & Toilet Tissue, Assn. of Black Collegians, 1969
  • Sentry of The Four Golden Pillars, Assn. of Black Collegians, 1970
  • Drumvoices: The Mission of Afro-American Poetry, Doubleday, 1976
  • The Eye In the Ceiling, Writers and Readers Press, 1992

Selected Titles At Your Library

Drumvoices :
ISBN: 0385061684. OCLC Number:

Anchor Press/Doubleday,. Garden City, N.Y. :. 1976.

The eye in the ceiling :
ISBN: 0863163076. OCLC Number:

Harlem River Press,. New York :. ©1991.


The Eye in the Ceiling

  • American Book Award, 1993

    Other Awards

    Speaking Engagements

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