Matthew Shenoda (Brown University)
Kwame Dawes (University of Nebraska)
Tjawangwa Dema (independent scholar/artist)
Tsitsi Jaji (Duke University)
Mukoma Wa Ngugi (Cornell University)
Helen Yitah (University of Ghana)
On African Poetry
Under the helm of series editor Matthew Shenoda, the On African Poetry series seeks to engage works of nonfiction that take at the center African poetry and poetics whether that be through scholarship, theory, the creative essay, or translation. With a wide-ranging scope; from classic works to modern and contemporary voices the series seeks to highlight the breadth of African poetry and its impacts on myriad cultures and societies. Currently there is no press in the United States, or elsewhere, that devotes itself to the publication of critical works on African poetry and poetics written in English. This series looks to rectify this gap and also expand the scholarship on the subject.
Guided by an Editorial Committee made up of gifted and internationally regarded poets and scholars, the On African Poetry series looks to publish one to two new titles per year. Submission guidelines for the series can be found on the African Poetry Book Fund website.