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Jamaal May

Jamaal May’s first book, Hum (Alice James Books, 2013), received the American Library Association’s Notable Book Award and the Foreword Review’s Book of the Year Silver Medal. In 2014, May received several honors including the Spirit of Detroit Award, The J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize from Poetry, as well as fellowships from Rose O’Neil Literary House, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy. May is currently a Kenyon Review Fellow and co-directs Organic Weapon Arts with Tarfia Faizullah.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2014 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry