Evans, John D. 1974–
Evans, John D. 1974–
PERSONAL: Born April 3, 1974, in Chicago, IL; son of Patricia Evans (a seamstress). Ethnicity: "African American." Education: Morris Brown College, B.S.; St. Xavier University, M.A.; Olivet-Nazarene University, M.A. Religion: Christian.
ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, iUniverse, 2021 Pine Lake Rd., Ste. 100, Lincoln, NE 68512. E-mail—[email protected].
CAREER: Writer and poet. Worked as high school English teacher at public schools in Chicago, IL.
MEMBER: Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, Phi Mu Alpha.
AWARDS, HONORS: Act-So Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1992.
Acres of Green and Oceans of Blue (poetry), iUniverse (Lincoln, NE), 2000.
More than a Club Kid (poetry), iUniverse (Lincoln, NE), 2002.
Things That Make My World Go 'Round (poetry), Author House, 2003.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Three poetry collections, Renaissance Man: Axioms, Aphorisms, Art, and Poetry; Lessons and Confessions: How Deep I Can Be; and J.D.'s Groove: Poetry by John D. Evans.
SIDELIGHTS: John D. Evans told CA: "I am the author and founder of the Evans Poetry Collection, a series of classically inspired, autobiographical, yet universal poetry. My poetry is influenced by life, which includes personal and universal topics and themes. My style is diverse and unpredictable. Within each book of the collection, the reader experiences lyric, narrative, and dramatic poetry. The poems, altogether, form an epic.
"I was raised in Chicago's housing projects. I take readers on a journey of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in ways that are creative, bold, and unashamed. In the premiere book of the collection, Acres of Green and Oceans of Blue, the reader is introduced to the poet and journeys with me as I search for love and respect. In More than a Club Kid, I assert my multifaceted identity and celebrate life. Things that Make My World Go 'Round, the third collection in the series, provides a colorful portrait of life in urban Chicago. Three more books anticipate entry into the collection."