Profile: A. Van Jordan

MFA in Creative Writing

A. Van Jordan is the author of four collections of poetry: Rise, (Tia Chucha Press, 2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (2005); Quantum Lyrics, (2007); and The Cineaste, (2013), W.W. Norton & Co.  Jordan's awards include  a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize; his work is included in The Best American Poetry Anthology of 2013.  He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a United States Artists Williams Fellowship.