Afro-Jamaican Poet Shara McCallum to Read Tuesday

The reading is sponsored by the Poetry Center at Smith College, 7:30 pm, Stoddard Hall Auditorium.

Poet Shara McCallum


Tuesday, December 4, 2012
7:30 pm Poetry Reading
Stoddard Hall Auditorium

The reading is free, open to the public, wheelchair accessible, and will be followed by a book sale and signing. 

For more information, see the Smith College News Release or the Smith College Poetry Center website. 

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Shara McCallum

Born in Jamaica to Afro-Jamaican and Venezuelan parents, McCallum moved to the United States at the age of nine. She brings a new perspective to contemporary poetry, writing lyrical poems steeped in myth, legend and folklore.

She is the author of The Water Between Us, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize; Song of Thieves; This Strange Land; and The Face of Water: New and Selected Poems. Her poetry and personal essays have appeared widely in journals and have been reprinted in more than 20 anthologies and translated into Spanish and Romanian.

book cover The Water Between Us by Shara McCallum

Search by author to locate <McCallum, Shara> in the Five College Library Catalog.

Please note: Some links from this page are available to all without restriction. Others are restricted for off-campus access to Smith students, faculty, and staff. To connect, enter your Smith Network username and password when requested.


Biography in Context
Includes an entry from Contemporary Authors, 2012, and The Writers Directory 2012.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for "Shara McCallum" to find or link to poems and reviews. Use SC Links  to connect to full text.


  Website Link
  SmartishPace - an interview with Shara McCallum
  The Poetry Foundation
  Google Video Search for Shara McCallum


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