Laura Vrana

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Laura Vrana | Assistant Professor

Specializes in African American literature and poetry.

HUMB 254  |  460-6502  |


Books Edited

The Collected Poems of Lorenzo Thomas, co-edited with Aldon Lynn Nielsen. Forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press.


"Gwendolyn Brooks' Last Quatrain: The Ballad Form and African American Anti-Lynching Poems." Journal of Ethnic American Literature 8 (Spring 2018): 7-28.

'"'soundtrack for a generational shift': Music and Innovation in Evie Shockley's the new black." Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora 41.1/41.2 (Spring 2016): 389-404.

Reviews, Etc.

Book review of Poet-Critics and the Administration of Culture. Forthcoming in Journal of Modern Literature.

"An Interview with Nathaniel Mackey" (with Abram Foley, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, and Susan Cooke Weeber. ASAP/Journal 1.2 (June 2016): 183-98.

Book review of Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing. College Language Association Journal 56.4 (June 2015): 363-6.