Kathy Lou Schultz

Kathy Lou Schultz’s monograph, The Afro-Modernist Epic and Literary History: Tolson, Hughes, Baraka, is forthcoming in the Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Series edited by Rachel Blau DuPlessis for Palgrave Macmillan. Schultz’s journal articles include “Amiri Baraka’s Wise Why’s Wise: Lineages of the Afro-Modernist Epic,” published in the Journal of Modern Literature 35, no. 3 (Spring 2012), and “To Save and Destroy: Melvin B. Tolson, Langston Hughes, and Theories of the Archive,” which appeared in Contemporary Literature 52, no. 1 (Spring 2011). Her last two poetry collections are Biting Midge: Works in Prose (Belladonna) and Some Vague Wife (Atelos). She recently recorded three original poems for the CD, “The Colored Waiting Room,” by the New York/Philadelphia jazz group Dr. Guy’s MusiQology. Schultz is currently associate professor of English at the University of Memphis, where she directs the Honors Program. Her commentaries on epic can be viewed at Jacket.