The ABC’s of Harryette Mullen

The ABC’s of Harryettte Mullen
Excerpts from quotes, interviews, articles, and reviews (collected by Debi)

A is for Academic –

“Some people think of me as an ‘academic poet,’ simply because I teach in a university, but of course I was writing poetry and interacting with diverse communities of poets before I went to graduate school. One of my struggles as a graduate student, who had already published one book of poetry, was to keep intact my identity as a creative writer while I was learning to be a literary and cultural critic, a literature teacher, a member of the academic community.”

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