L. Lamar Wilson

Dr. L. Lamar Wilson

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

Contact

Office: Tribble C312

Phone: 336-758-4399

Email: wilsonll@wfu.edu

           Personal website: llamarwilson.com

 

Degrees

  • PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • MFA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • B.S., Newspaper Journalism, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Areas of Interest

  • Creative Writing (Modern-isms, Documentary Poetics)
  • African-American Literature
  • Multi-ethnic American Literature (Afro-Latinx, Indigenous American)
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Theories of Sound, Performance
  • Film Studies
  • Contemporary Poetics

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

FALL 2019

 CRW 285: Documentary Poetics

ENG 175: Multiethnic American Poetics

Publications, Stage Productions, Film

FILM

Documentary

The Changing Same. Associate Producer. 27 August 2017-July 22, 2019. With Rada Film Group.

 

DRAMA

Sacrilegion: The Gospel Truth

  • Reading Queer Festival. Miami Botanical Gardens. Miami Gardens, Fla. 30 August 2014. Dramatic reading/workshop of a draft of the one-act, with three operatic singers (tenor, baritone, and bass), featured in The Miami HeraldMiami New Times, and other local media.

 

POETRY 

Monographs

Sacrilegion (Carolina Wren Press, 2013), CWP Poetry Series #16 selection & prize winner.

  • Finalist, Thom Gunn Award (2014)
  • Bronze medalist, Independent Publisher Book Group Award (2013)
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Co-Authored Books

Prime: Poetry and Conversation. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014.

  • Named among titles in American Library Association’s “Over the Rainbow” list for 2015

Selected Poems

Creative Nonfiction Publications & Journalism

 (as L.L. Wilson, Lamar Wilson and L. Lamar Wilson)

 

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Monographs in Progress

Kweer: Black Maternity and the Bitter/Sweet Sound and Arc/Ark of Protest in the African American Elegiac Tradition (50% of revisions complete)

 

Book Chapters

“Quaring the Prose Poem.” The Edinburgh Companion to the Prose Poem. Eds. Michel DeVille and Mary Ann Caws. Edinburgh University Press, 2020. 

 

Journal Articles

Accepted/Published
“Birthing America’s Kweer: Motherless Children Preach the Gospel of Mercy.” Forthcoming in south (formerly Southern Literary Journal). “Quaring Childhood” Issue. Ed. Katherine Henninger. (In production, Fall 2019)

“ ‘The Sweet Meat of My Feelings’: The Ghost of LeRoi Jones and the (Re)Birth of a Quare Nation.” Forthcoming in Callaloo. “Elegy” Issue. Ed. Joshua Bennett. (In production, Fall 2019 ETA)

“ ‘She Is Twenty-Three Months Pregnant’: The Quaring of Black Maternity in Bob Kaufman’s Surreal Migration Narratives.” Obsidian 41.2 (2015): 335-431.

Book Reviews

Brother Mine: The Correspondence of Jean Toomer and Waldo Frank. Callaloo 37.3 (Summer 2014): 735-739.

“The Beauty of Troubled Tongues.” Post No Ills. January 2010.

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