“Phillis Remastered” is the online pen name of poet, writer, and critic Honorée Fanonne Jeffers. For nearly two decades, Honorée has been lifting her voice on the issues of black women in literature, African American culture, and American society. She is an award-winning poet and the author of four books of poetry, The Gospel of Barbecue, Outlandish Blues, Red Clay Suite, The Glory Gets. An award-winning fiction writer as well, she is at work on her first novel.
Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in literary journals such as African American Review, American Poetry Review, Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz and Literature, Callaloo, Common-Place, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, Story Quarterly, and Virginia Quarterly Review; in over a dozen anthologies, such as The Civil Rights Reader; and a story of hers was cited as one of the “100 More Distinguished Stories of 2008” in Best American Short Stories 2009.
She has won awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund as well as fellowships from the Aspen Summer Words conference, Witter Bynner Foundation through the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, American Antiquarian Society, the MacDowell Colony, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She teaches creative writing at the University of Oklahoma, where she is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Coordinator.
Visit Honorée’s full author website: www.honoreejeffers.com