The Poet and the Poem
Featured Dr. Monifa A. Love
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Dr. Monifa A. Love graduated with honors from Princeton University where she majored in anthropology, studied poetry with Galway Kinnell, and earned a certificate in Afro-American Studies. She received her doctorate in English with distinction from The Florida State University where she matriculated as a McKnight Doctoral Fellow. Love is the author of two collections of poetry, Provisions
(1989) and Dreaming Underground
(2003, Naomi Long Madgett award winner). She is the founder of Home Base Women, a women's poetry chorus. Love teaches composition, creative writing, and literature courses at Bowie State University in the Department of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies. She lives in Maryland with her spouse, and they work on development projects in Ghana. They have completed a medical clinic, wells, and a library and women's literacy center. They are currently working on 100 Shoes for 100 Children.