Cherene M. SherrardWebsite
Years: 2001, 2002, 2004
Cherene Sherrard was born in Los Angeles. She is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-where she teaches nineteenth and twentieth century American and African American literature, cultural studies and feminist theory. She is the author of Portraits of the New Negro Woman: Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem Renaissance (Rutgers UP, 2007) and Dorothy West's Paradise: A Biography of Class and Color. Her fiction and poetry have been published in numerous anthologies, including The Ringing Ear, Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, and Gathering Ground, and literary journals such as Crab Orchard Review and Gulf Coast. She is the recipient of a Wisconsin Arts Board Grant in poetry and a National Endowment for the Humanities Award. Her poetry chapbook, Mistress Reclining, won the New Women’s Voices Award sponsored by Finishing Line Press and will be published in April of 2010.