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A native of east Texas, Hermine Pinson is a professor of African American literature at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in anthologies such as Common Bonds and KenteCloth. Pinson is the author of three collections of poetry, Áshe (Wings Press, 1992), Mama Yetta and Other Poems Wings Press, 1999), and Dolores is Blue/ Dolorez is Blues (Sheep Meadow, 2007). She is also the author of a play, Walk Together, Children.

Pinson's first CD was Changing the Changes in Poetry & Song, in special collaboration with Estella Majozo and Pulitzer-prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa. Her most recent CD is Deliver Yourself with the Harris Simon Trio. She has performed in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Pinsons poetry, fiction, nonfiction and critical essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Poedia Mundo, Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia, Callaloo, Verse, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, African American Review, Common Bonds: Stories by and About Modern Texas Women, Valley Voices, and Konch. Her most recent short fiction appears in Richmond Noir and ragazine.cc. She has had fellowships at Norton Island, Cave Canem, Macdowell Colony, Yaddo, Soul Mountain, Byrdcliffe Colony, Vermont Studio Center, and The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

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