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Anjail Rashida Ahmad '92 42nd Annual Writers' Festival

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Ahmad is associate professor of English and director of creative writing at North Carolina A & T University. She graduated from Agnes Scott in English and Creative Writing in 1992 and received an MFA from New York University in 1994 and a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri- Columbia in 2003.

Her publications include two volumes of poetry, necessary kindling (2001) and the color of memory (1997). Her poems have also appeared in The Black Scholar, African American Review, All That Jazz, Ikon, Midlands, O'Henry Magazine, PLUCK, Obsidian III, Estuary Journal and other journals. Her current work includes two new volumes, when i was your angel (poetry and prose) and at the edge of the dusky world: poems of witness, which explores poetry, music, and blindness. She has won the Margaret Walker Alexander Award for Poetry of the College Language Association and has been awarded residencies at the Headland Center for the Arts and Wildacres Retreat.

Ahmad is associate professor of English and director of creative writing at North Carolina A & T University. She graduated from Agnes Scott in English and Creative Writing in 1992 and received an MFA from New York University in 1994 and a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri- Columbia in 2003.

Her publications include two volumes of poetry, necessary kindling (2001) and the color of memory (1997). Her poems have also appeared in The Black Scholar, African American Review, All That Jazz, Ikon, Midlands, O'Henry Magazine, PLUCK, Obsidian III, Estuary Journal and other journals. Her current work includes two new volumes, when i was your angel (poetry and prose) and at the edge of the dusky world: poems of witness, which explores poetry, music, and blindness. She has won the Margaret Walker Alexander Award for Poetry of the College Language Association and has been awarded residencies at the Headland Center for the Arts and Wildacres Retreat.

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