L. Lamar Wilson

L. Lamar WilsonL. Lamar Wilson is the author of Sacrilegion (2013)—the 2012 selection for the Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series, a 2013 Independent Publishers Group bronze medalist, and a 2013 Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry finalist—and co-author of Prime: Poetry and Conversation (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014), with the Phantastique Five. Individual poems and scholarly essays have appeared in African American Review, Black Gay Genius (2014), Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, jubilat, Muzzle, Rattle, The 100 Best African American Poems (2010), Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation (2015), Vinyl, and elsewhere. The poem from which Sacrilegion’s title emerged, “Resurrection Sunday,” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. A Cave Canem and Callaloo graduate fellow, Lamar holds an MFA from Virginia Tech and is completing a doctorate in African American and multiethnic American poetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Participation at the 2015 West End Poetry Festival

  • Opening Celebration | Friday, October 16 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | Flyleaf Books

For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.