Know Your Professor: Afaa Weaver
Simmons English Professor Afaa Michael Weaver grew up in East Baltimore, Maryland and worked in a factory for 15 years. He started writing poetry to help him rise above his struggles and was awarded a NEA Literature Fellowship for poetry. He went on to earn a master's degree from Brown University and is now a world-renowned poet, often referred to as the "successor to Walt Whitman."
You can follow Professor Weaver's poetic tweets at @Afaa_Weaver.