Mr. Mitchell L. H. Douglas

Indiana, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Mitchell L. H. Douglas, Associate Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, a Cave Canem fellow, and Poetry Editor for PLUCK!: the Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture. His second poetry collection \blak\ \al-fə bet\, winner of the 2011 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, is available from Persea Books. His debut collection, Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, was published by Red Hen Press in 2009. In 2010, Cooling Board was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work-Poetry category and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. His poetry has appeared in CallalooThe Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press), Crab Orchard Review, and Ninth Letter among others.


Twitter Username: @MLHDouglas


  • \blak\ \al-fe bet\: poems , Persea Books (February 2013)
  • Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem , Red hen Press (February 2009)


  • Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award(2011)


  • Associate Professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Kentucky (May 1996)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Indiana University (May 2006)

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