Strickland, Michael R.

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STRICKLAND, Michael R. American, b. 1965. Genres: Poetry, Children's non-fiction. Career: Teacher, poet, anthologist, consultant, and lecturer. Kean College of New Jersey, Union, admissions representative and instructor, 1987-88; Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), Glassboro, NJ, instructor in composition, 1988-89; Worall Publications, Orange, NJ, and Catholic Advocate, reporter, 1989-90; New Jersey Star Ledger, reporter, 1990; LifeQuest (health company), Bucks County, PA, staff writer, 1991-92; Jersey City State College (now New Jersey City University), Jersey City, NJ, instructor in English, 1992-96, assistant professor, 1997-2001; Aquinas Academy, Livingston, NJ, computer instructor, 2001-02; School District 91, Idaho Falls, ID, and School District 93, Bonneville, ID, substitute teacher, 2002-; Utah State University, Logan, adjunct professor, 2003; Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho Falls, instructor in English, 2003-. Strickland Group L.L.C., partner, 1992-; Literacy Place (reading program), poetry consultant, 1994-96; Boyds Mills Press, manuscript internal reviewer, 1995-. Gives author readings, lectures, and conference presentations. Publications: African-American Poets, 1996; Haircuts at Sleepy Sam's, 1998; A-to-Z of African-American History, 2001; Black Snake and the Eggs: A Tale Told in Liberia, 2001; (with L. Bahlinger) The Club, 2001; (with L. Bahlinger) Shell's Gold, 2002. EDITOR: Poems That Sing to You, 1993; (with D.S. Strickland) Families: Poems Celebrating the African-American Experience, 1994; My Own Song: And Other Poems to Groove To, 1997; (with S.D. Hatch) African-American Writers: A Dictionary, 2000. Address: 510 East 17th St., Idaho Falls, ID 83404, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]