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- Dolores Kendrick DC Poet Laureate; author, The "Women of Plums" (Phillips Exeter Academy Press).
- Joanne Gabbin Author of "Sterling Brown: The Black Aesthetic Tradition" (Pub: University Press of Virginia) and "The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry" (Pub: University Press of Virginia).
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