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M.F.A., Indiana University Bloomington (2006)
J.D., UCLA School of Law (1987)
B.A., Mount Holyoke College (1978)

Recent Courses

Black Writers I
Black Writers I I
Creative Non-Fiction
First Year Seminar Writing To Be Heard
Introduction To Creative Writing
Teaching Writing: Theory And Pratice

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction


LaMon, Jacqueline Jones (2011). Last Seen. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press.

LaMon, Jacqueline Jones (2006). Gravity, U.S.A. Modesto, CA: Quercus Review.

LaMon, Jacqueline Jones (2002). In the Arms of One Who Loves Me. New York, NY: One World/Ballantine.

Artistic/Creative Work

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""Words: A Bop"". Brilliant Corners. December 2012.

""Nine to the Limit"". Crab Orchard Review. November 2012.

""The Facial Reconstructionist Has Cocktails with the Girls"". A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. University of Akron Press.. March 2012.

""A Car Full of Yesterdays, Empty Except for One," "No Good Can Come From A Subway Car, Empty Except for One," "The Scent of a Subway Car, Empty Except for One," "Performing in the Aisle, Empty Except for One."". West Branch Wired. July 2011.

""And what would you say if you could"". Mythium. February 2010.

""Describe a morning you woke without fear"". Bellevue Literary Journal. September 2009.

""Who are you and whom do you love?"". RATTLE. July 2009.

"Rutgers Reading Series". Poetry Reading. Newark, NJ. February 2009.

"Cave Canem at Enoch Pratt". Poetry Reading. Baltimore, MD. December 2008.

"Poets for a Better Country". Poetry Reading. New York, NY. October 2008.

"Intersections". Poetry Reading, Interview, and Discussion. Washington, DC. October 2008.

"SUNY Albany". Poetry Reading and Discussion. Albany, NY. September 2008.

""How the Bryant Boy Will Know"". Crab Orchard Review. July 2008.

""The Age-Progression Artist Pencils-in Thicker Lashes," and "For My Husband: Who Took Our Daughter to the Park So I Could Get Some Rest, then Fell Asleep and Awakened to an Empty Stroller."". Ninth Letter. June 2008.

""Cabin Fever"". No, Dear. March 2008.

""Aerial"". Mourning Katrina, CD and Print Publication. December 2007.

""Chaperone on the Chicago Charter"". The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. June 2007.

""Claire de Lune"". Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade. University of Michigan Press.. March 2006.

""Synchronicity"". Postcard Publication and Indianapolis Transit Placard. Shared Voices/Shared Spaces, Indianapolis, IN. March 2006.

""Boarders"". MARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry. February 2006.

""Saturday with the Lady Tigers"". Swink. January 2006.

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

"Cabin Fever." Poem. New York: No, Dear, 2008.

"“The Age-Progression Artist Pencils In Thicker Lashes,” Ninth Letter (Volume 5, Issue 1, 2008).

“For My Husband: Who Took Our Daughter to the Park So I Could Get Some Rest, Then Fell Asleep and Awakened to an Empty Stroller.” Ninth Letter (Volume 5, Issue 1, 2008).

“How the Bryant Boy Will Know.” Crab Orchard Review (Summer 2008).

“Aerial.” Mourning Katrina. CD-ROM. Harrisonburg: James Madison, 2007.

“Chaperone on the Chicago Charter.” The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 2007.

“Synchronicity.” Shared Voices/Shared Spaces. Indianapolis: Arts Council, 2006.

“Clair de Lune.” Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade. University of Michigan Press (2006).

“Boarders.” MARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry. (2006).

“The Legend of Clarence Thomas.” Natural Bridge (Number 14, Fall 2005), 62-78.

“The Legend of the Several Aunt Jemimas.” WarpLand 12:1 (2005), 6-10.

“Almost Thanksgiving,” “Nine Days Before Kirby High’s Senior Prom.” Crab Orchard Review (Summer/Fall 2005), 130-131.

“Going for this It.” Fugue (Summer 2005), 186.

“Moss.” Crab Orchard Review (Spring 2004).

“Miss Dee and Slim Jim’s Colored Store.” African Voices (Winter/Spring 2003), 5.

“Call for Submissions,” “Gladys Knight & the Pips.” WarpLand 9:1 (2003), 45-46.

“Feeding Birds in Richmond.” Cave Canem VI: 2001 Anthology (2001) 66.

“Sammy Davis, Jr.” Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, (2001) 82-83.

“Jennifer Holliday.” Soul Food: Inspirational Stories for African Americans (2000)

“white butterfly.” Cave Canem V: 2000 Anthology (2000) 67.

“The Breakup: Chapter Two.” Mosaic Literary Magazine (Summer 2000) 20.

“The Pleasure is Mine.” The Drumming Between Us (Vol. 3, No. 2) 1998.

“Review of Like Trees, Walking by Ravi Howard” Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters, (Summer 2008).

“Review of Totem by Gregory Pardlo” VISIONS: New Trends in Teaching English, (Summer 2008).

“The Healing World of Lucille Clifton.” Mosaic Literary Magazine (2006).

“Review of Armor and Flesh by Mendi Lewis Obadike.” Indiana Review (2006).

“Review of Furious Flower: African American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present.” Black Issues Book Review, March 2005.

“Review of Poetry from the Masters: the Pioneers.” Black Issues Book Review,
March 2004.

“Review of Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes.” African Voices,
Spring/Summer 2002.

“A Place Where Healing, Laughter Abounds.” New Pittsburg Courier, May 2, 2001.

“Shake Dance: Erotic or Exploited?” Indianapolis Recorder, March 16, 2001.

“Review of Long Train to the Redeeming Sin: Stories about African Women.”
AALBC.com, 2001.

Honors and Accomplishments

2012 NAACP Image Award, Finalist (Outstanding Literature, Poetry)

2011 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

2011 James Baldwin Distinguished Lecture on Literary and Social Criticism

2011 Integral Music Chapbook Prize