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Kalisha Buckhanon

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Kalisha Buckhanon’s novels are CONCEPTION (St. Martin’s, 2008) and UPSTATE (St. Martin’s, 2005). Her writing awards include an American Library Association Alex Award, Friends of American Writers Award and Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose. She and her work have been featured in Essence, Guardian/London Observer, Michigan Quarterly Review, London Independent on Sunday, Mosaic, Colorlines, xoJane.com, London's Pride and Sable Lit magazines, and more.

She has taught creative writing, humanities and English through PEN American Center’s Prison Writing Program, Kankakee Community College and many inner-city schools programs, summer arts camps and library initiatives. She is a member of the Sisters in Crime organization of writers and Ph
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Kalisha Buckhanon Hello, Thank you for checking in with my blog and I will keep you posted with a date for the new novel, which I am titling Bledsoe now, I think. Happy…moreHello, Thank you for checking in with my blog and I will keep you posted with a date for the new novel, which I am titling Bledsoe now, I think. Happy Holidays, Kalisha(less)
Kalisha Buckhanon Hello Laila, Thank you for reaching out and for reading Upstate. A variety of factors formed to create the characters, story and overall urgency of…moreHello Laila, Thank you for reaching out and for reading Upstate. A variety of factors formed to create the characters, story and overall urgency of it. At base point of all that was probably my concern over a statistic I read stating more black men ages 18-24 were in jail than college, and it was distressing. From there, the writer spirit in me took over. Glad you enjoyed it! Peace and Blessings, Kalisha(less)
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Editor-in-Chief Shinjini Bhattacharjee of Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal interviews Kalisha for the journal’s blog “Morphemic Morphology.” Kalisha discusses writing, the writing life and her newest works here: Terpischore’s Atrium with Kalisha Buckhanon. Thank you for reading. Read more of this blog post »
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“At least when somebody's suffocating, you can tell: you see their faces turn blue, their lips quiver, their eyes buck, and their throats jerk. But when a man is mentally packing his bags the suitcase is never out until he's already standing on the other side of the door.”
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