A. Van Jordan
A. Van Jordan is the author of several collections of poetry including Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award; M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A; which was listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by the London Times; Quantum Lyrics; and The Cineaste. Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He is also the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a United States Artists Fellowship. He is the Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor at Rutgers University-Newark.