Audrey Colombe

Audrey Colombe is an assistant professor in the English and Fine Arts Department at Saint Leo University, in Saint Leo, Florida. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. from University of Houston, where she studied with Lawrence Hogue. Other recent publications include articles and fiction in Alaska Quarterly, Prism, and The Sun.

She writes about her work and interest as follows:

I taught writing at Sing Sing and Bedford Hills (men’s and women’s maximum security prisons for NY state) in the early nineties, and wrote about Sing Sing in an article “Acrostic” that appeared in The Sun, an alternative magazine out of North Carolina. I teach creative writing, fiction writing, and African American lit. I teach literary theory as well, which I consider a must for creative writers (not many of them agree).

I'm not a web junky, so I'm sure there are more ... academic?... sites than the ones I'm listing. Mostly I visitInternet sites that reflect my political leanings in all their odd here-and-there, far-left-ism. One of my favorite sites is
www.finalcall.com (The Final Call). Also check out
www.inpdum.com (Uhuru Movement website).
www.democracynow.org (Amy Goodman’s radio/tv thing).

Books I like include
•The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African American Literary Criticism by HenryLouis Gates, Jr. (old standard).
•White Studies, generally: Lots has been written by white people on the configuration
of most people.
•Anything by Gayatri Spivak.
•William Melvin Kelley. Cornell West, Ishmael Reed, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez.
•Having grown up in Oakland, California, in the sixties and seventies, I have a continuing interest in Angela Davis.


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