Lita Hooper Bio PhotoLita Hooper is a poet and educator. She earned an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a DA in English and Humanities from Clark Atlanta University. She has held residencies at various writing communities and is a Cave Canem Fellow.

Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Tempu Tumpu/walking Naked: African Women’s Poetic Self-portrait The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean SouthGathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem First Decade ; and Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art.

She is the author of a critical biography, Art of Work: The Art and Work of Haki Madhubuti,  and co-editor of 44 on 44: Forty-Four African American Writers on the Election of the 44th President of the United States. Her collection of poetry, Thunder in Her Voice: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  Her work has also been published in online and print journals and magazines.

In March, her young adult novel in verse, Running Away to Home, will be released by Brave Books, a division of Aquarius Press | Willow Books.