1997

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Honorée F. Jeffers

fiction

Jeffers is the author of four books of poetry, The Gospel of Barbecue (Kent State, 2000), Outlandish Blues (Wesleyan, 2003), Red Clay Suite (Southern Illinois, 2007), and The Glory Gets (Wesleyan, 2015). In 2018 she received the Harper Lee Award for Literary Distinction, a lifetime achievement award. She is a Full Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma.

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