Jamaal MayUSAWriting2015

Jamaal May was born in 1982 in Detroit, MI where he taught poetry in public schools and worked as a freelance audio engineer. He is a Kenyon Review Fellow and the Pushcart Prize winning author of Hum (Alice James Books), recipient of the American Library Association’s Notable Book Award and an NAACP Image Award nomination. Jamaal’s poems appear in a variety of publications. A graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers, Jamaal co-edits the poetry section of Solstice, teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program, and co-directs the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook and Video Series with Tarfia Faizullah.