A. Van Jordan is the author of four poetry collections: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award (2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A (2005), which was listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by the London Times;Quantum Lyrics (2007); and The Cineaste (2013). Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He is also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2007), a United States Artists Fellowship (2009), and aLannan Literary Award in Poetry (2015). He currently serves as the Robert Hayden Collegiate Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan.