Quraysh Ali Lansana


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Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of the poetry collections Mystic Turf, They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems, Southside Rain; three poetry chapbooks, bloodsoil, Greatest Hits: 1995–2005, and cockroach children: corner poems and street psalms; and a children’s book, The Big World. A former director of Chicago State University’s Gwendolyn Brooks Center, he currently teaches at Chicago State and also for the Red Earth Creative Writing MFA Program at Oklahoma City University.

  • Boy, don’t you kick that ball in tha garden. If you kick thatball in tha garden one mo time, imma tan yo’ little brown hiney!                                                Anna “Mut...

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