Awards & Winners

Michael S. Harper

Date of Birth 18-March-1938
Place of Birth Brooklyn
(United States of America, New York City, New York, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Michael Steven Harper, Michael Harper, Harper, Michael S.
Profession Professor, Author, Poet
Michael Steven Harper is an American poet from Brooklyn, who was the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island from 1988 to 1993. He has published ten books of poetry, two of which - Dear John, Dear Coltrane and Images of Kin - have been nominated for the National Book Award. A great deal of his poetry is influenced by jazz and history. Many of his poems have been included as important examples of African-American literature and jazz poetry in various anthologies. Harper often writes about his wife, Shirley, their children, and their ancestors, as well as friends and various black historical and cultural figures.

Awards by Michael S. Harper

Check all the awards nominated and won by Michael S. Harper.


Nominations 1978 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Poetry Images of kin