Aldon Lynn Nielsen’s most recent book of poetry is A Brand New Beggar, from Steerage Press. His works of criticism include Reading Race, Writing between the Lines, C.L.R. James: A Critical Introduction, Black Chant and Integral Music. With Lauri Ramey he is the editor of the anthologies Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone and What I Say. Among his awards are the Kayden Prize, the SAMLA Studies Award, The Josephine Miles Award, the Gertrude Stein Award and the Larry Neal Award. His poetry has been included in Best American Poems.