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FRANK CHIPASULA, prize-winning Malawian poet, editor, and fiction writer, was for several years an associate professor of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska — Omaha. He received his BA from the University of Zambia before coming to the United States, where he earned the MA from Brown University (Creative Writing) and Yale (Afro-American Studies) and the PhD from Brown (English Literature. He is the author of Nightwatcher, Whisper in the Wings (Oxford: Heinemann International), Visions and Reflections (NECZAM), O Earth, Wait for Me (Ravan Press), and other books. His novel In a Dark Season will be published by Oxford: Heinemann International. He is the winner of the BBC Poetry Prize (1989), an Honorable Mention for the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa (1985), and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (1982, 1983). His work has appeared in many places, including Carleton Miscellany, Ariel, New Writings from Zambia, Poetry Review, and Stand. His anthologies include When My Brothers Come Home: Poems from Central and Southern Africa (Wesleyan UP, 1985) He is also the editor, with Stella Chipasula, of The Heinemann Book of African Women's Poetry (1995) and is the author of a poetry CD called On the Shoulders of the Mountain ( He is the Judge William Holmes Cook Professor of Black American Studies at Southern Illinois University — Carbondale.

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