Jeffery Renard Allensong-of-the-shank


"The prodigiously talented Jeffery Renard Allen is without question
one of our most important writers." —Junot Diaz



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song of the shank


holding pattern


rails under my back


stellar places


harbors & spirits


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In Other Voices #43, by Michael A. Antonucci

General Interest:
African American Literature Book Club (AALBC)
AALBC's Author Page
Creative Capital
Cynthia Cannell Literary Agency
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), MFA in Creative Writing 
Fantastic Fiction
Graywolf Press
Graywolf Press' Author Page
The New School
Pan-African Literary Forum (PALF)
Poetry Foundation
Queen’s College
Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA)
WAMFEST (FDU's Words and Music Festival)

YouTube Videos:
Dr. Jeffery Renard Allen with Robin Stienberg, The Stienberg Review, The National Critics Choice

Jeffrey Renard Allen at December 2008 Sunday Salon

Jeffrey Renard Allen @ VONA/Voices

The Pan African Literary Forum at The New School

Book TV: 2014 National Black Writers Conference - Panel: "Shifting Identities..."

Book TV: 2014 National Black Writers Conference - Panel: "Reconstructing the Historical Narrative

Riggio Forum: DJ Spooky | The New School