Lorenzo Thomas is a widely published poet and critic whose works have appeared in many journals including African American Review, Arrowsmith, Blues Unlimited[England], Living Blues, Partisan Review, Ploughshares,and Popular Music and Society. He has contributed scholarly articles to the African American Encyclopedia, American Literary Scholarship, Gulliver[Germany], and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.His books include Chances Are Few, The Bathers,and Es Gibt Zeugen,collections of poetry, as well as Sing the Sun Up: Creative Writing Ideas from African American Literature. He's an Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston-Downtown.

April 7-9. 2000