Black Visionary Alchemy: How Poets and Artists Map Diaspora Memory
John E. Sawyer Fellowship, 2018–19
Dr. Meta Jones is an Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, she was an Associate Professor of African American literature at Howard University. She earned her BA with honors in English with a certificate in Afro-American Studies from Princeton University in 1995, an MA in English from Stanford in 1996, and PhD from Stanford University in English and American Literature in 2001. She is the author of The Muse is Music: Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to the Spoken Word (2011), a finalist for the Modern Languages Association William Sanders Scarborough Book Prize.
- Jones, Meta DuEwa. “Reframing Exposure: Natasha Trethewey’s Forms of Enclosure.” ELH: English Literary History 82, no. 2 (2015): 407-30.
- Jones, Meta DuEwa. “Seeding the Future Is Seeing the Future of African American Poetry.” Obsidian 41, no. 1/2 (2015): 283-87, 406-07.
- Jones, Meta DuEwa. The Muse Is Music: Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to Spoken Word. New Black Studies Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011.
- Jones, Meta DuEwa, and Keith D. Leonard. “Reveling in Fluidity, Resisting Dichotomies: An Interview with Barbara Jane Reyes and Matthew Shenoda.” MELUS 35, no. 2 (2010): 127–45.
- Jones, Meta DuEwa. “Listening to What the Ear Demands: Langston Hughes and His Critics.” Callaloo 25, no. 4 (2002): 1144-75.