Frank M. Chipasula's Writings

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Published Books

1: Visions and Reflections. Lusaka, Zambia: NECZAM, 1972 (poems).

2: A Decade in Poetry. (ed). Lusaka: Kenneth Kaunda Foundation, 1980.

3: O Earth, Wait for Me. Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1984 (poems).

4: WHEN MY BROTHERS COME HOME: Poems from Central and Southern Africa (ed). Middletown, CT.: Wesleyan University Press, 1985; rpt 1986 (First major regional anthology).

5: NIGHTWATCHER, Nightsong. Peterborough, Cambs.: Paul Green (Publisher), 1986 (chapbook).

6: Whispers in the Wings: New and Selected Poems. Oxford: Heinemann International, 1991.

7: The Heinemann Book of African Women’s Poetry (co-edited with Stella). Oxford: Heinemann Publishers, 1995 (the FIRST ever anthology of African women’s poetry).

Works in Progress

1: BENDING THE BOW: An Anthology of African Love Poems (under consideration at SIU Press)

2: The Burning Rose: New and (Re)Selected Poems (Under consideration at SIU Press)

3: In A Dark Season (novel under consideration the Dalkey Archive Press, ISU, Normal).

4: Three Thousand Thistles (novel).

5: The Dove in Your Eyes: Selected African Love Poems (for Bookman Books, Taipei)

6: Honey in a Rice Bowl (novel)

7: Sweet Irish Eyes (novel)

Poems Published in the following Journals

Prèsence Africaine (Paris, France), Carleton Miscellany (Northfield, MN), Obsidian (Detroit, MI), The Black Scholar (L.A., California), Jazz Spotlite News (N.Y.C.), The Greenfield Review (Greenfield Center, N.Y.), Contact II (New York), Ariel (Calgary, Canada), Index on Censorship (London), West Africa (London), Chandrabhaga (Cuttack, India), New Classic (Johannesburg), Cencrastus (Edinburgh, Scotland), Kunapipi (Aarhus, Denmark), Skylark (India), Staffrider (South Africa), Odi (Malawi), New Writing from Zambia (Lusaka), Zambia Daily Mail (Lusaka), Contacts (Monrovia, Liberia), Issues (Providence, R.I.), Works In Progress (Brown University), Hantu (New Hampshire), Journal of Black Poetry (L.A.), Mother Earth: Uniting The World Through Poetry (San Francisco), Pig Iron (Youngstown, Ohio), Paper Air (Philadelphia), Bomb (New York City), Artful Dodge (Wooster, Ohio), Poetry Review (London), Illuminations (Isle of Wight, U.K.), Paintbrush (Missouri), Stand (Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K.) and Brown Critique (Calcutta, India).

Poems in Anthologies

1: MAU: 39 Poems from Malawi. Limbe: Writers Group, 1971.

2: WHEN MY BROTHERS COME HOME: Poems from Central and Southern Africa. Wesleyan,1985.

3: Andries Ww. Oliphant & Ivan Vladslavic, eds. Ten Years of Staffrider Magazine 1978 – 1988. Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1988.

4: Pig Iron # 15: Third World Anthology. Youngstown, OH.: Pig Iron Press, 1989.

5: Musaemura Zimunya, Peter Porter & Kofi Anyidoho, eds. The Fate of Vultures: New Poetry of Africa. (BBC Prize-winning poetry). Oxford: Heinemann, 1989.

6: Stephen Gray, ed. The Penguin Book of Southern African Verse. London: Penguin Books, 1989.

7: Catherine Lipkin & Virginia Solotaroff, eds. Words on the Page; The World in Your Hands. New York: Harper & Row, 1990.

8: Anthony Nazombe, ed. THE HAUNTING WIND: New Poetry from Malawi. Blantyre: Dzuka Publishing Co., 1990.

9: Adewale Maja-Pearce, ed. The Heinemann Book of African Poetry in English. Oxford: Heinemann, 1990.

10: Elizabeth Bartlett, ed. Literary Olympians. Boston, MA.: Ford-Brown & Co., 1992.

11: Anthologie de la poesie africaine subsaharienne. Paris: UNESCO Publishing, 1993. (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works).

12: Andy Wainwright et al., eds. BORDER LINES: Contemporary Poems in English. Mississauga, Ontario: Copp Clark Longman, 1995.

13: Charles Cantalupo, ed. The World of Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Trenton, NJ.: Africa World Press, 1995.

14: Ngugi wa Thiong’o: Texts and Contexts. Trenton, NJ.: Africa World Press, 1995.

15: S.E. Anderson et al, eds. In Defense of Mumia: Anthology of Prose, Poetry, and Art. New York: Writers and Readers, 1996.

16: Gerald Moore & Ulli Beier, eds. The Penguin Book of Modern African Verse. London: Penguin Books, 1998.

17: Tanure Ojaide & Tijan Sallah, eds. The New African Poetry. Boulder, CO.: Lynne-Rienner, 1999.

18: Arthur Amaker et al, eds. The Sons of Lovers: Poems by African American Male Poets. Chicago: Oyster Knife Publishing , 1999.

19: Drocella Mwisha Rwanika & Nyunda ya Rubango, eds. Le Destin Unique de Sony Labou Tansi. Ivry-sur-Seine, France: Silex/Nouvelles du Sud, 2000.

20: Anthony Nazombe, ed. Operations and Tears. A New Anthology of Malawian Poetry. Zomba, Malawi: Kachere Series, 2004.