L. Lamar Wilson


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"L. Lamar Wilson reinvents the memoir in verse with the tour de force of his Sacrilegion."

A. Van Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

L. Lamar Wilson has poems in or forthcoming in African American Review, Los Angeles Review, jubilat, The 100 Best African American Poems, The New SoundBlack Gay Genius, and other journals and anthologies. Sacrilegion, his first collection, was selected by Lee Ann Brown for the Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series. Individual poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won the 2011 Beau Boudreaux Poetry Prize. Wilson has received fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Callaloo Workshops, the Alfred E. Knobler Scholarship Fund, and the Arts and Sciences Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he's pursuing a doctorate in African American and multiethnic American poetics.

 

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Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

 

Interviews

Lambda Literary interview (March 2013)

Blast Furnace interview (June & July 2011)

 

Awards

2013 Independent Publishers Bronze Medal

Sacrilegion wins Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series

2010 New Letters Poetry Prize Finalist

2009 Knockout Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize Finalist