Hord, Frederick (Lee)

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HORD, Frederick (Lee)

HORD, Frederick (Lee). Also writes as Mzee Lasana Okpara. American, b. 1941. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history, Essays. Career: Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN, professor of black studies, 1972-76; Indiana University, guest lecturer in black studies, 1976; Community Service Administration, research director, 1977-80; Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, assistant director of minority affairs, 1980-84; Howard University, Washington, DC, professor of Afro-American studies, 1984-87; West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, Center for Black Culture, director, 1987-88; Knox College, Galesburg, IL, director of black studies, 1988-. Performer/lecturer with PANFRE, 1981-; regional consultant for NAMSE; consultant on black studies for Aframeric Enterprises. Publications: POEMS: After(h)ours, 1974; Into Africa, the Color Black, 1987; Life Sentences, 1994; Africa to Me, 1999; The Rhythm of Home: Selected Poems, forthcoming. OTHER: Reconstructing Memory: Black Literary Criticism (essays), 1991; Straight Wobblings of My Father, 2000. Contributor of poems and articles to journals. Address: Director of Black Studies, Knox College, 2 E. South St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4999, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]