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Know Your Professor: Afaa Weaver

Afaa Michael 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.

Posted by Kellie Ryan
Category: Know Your Professor
Topics: faculty

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