Quincy Troupe

Quincy Troupe is the author of seventeen books, including eight volumes of poetry, the latest of which is The Architecture of Language, recipient of the 2007 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He received the 2003 Milt Kessler Poetry Award for Transcircularities: New and Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2002), selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the ten best books of poetry published in 2002. He is professor emeritus of creative writing and American and Caribbean literature at the University of California, San Diego, was the first official poet laureate of the State of California, and is editor of Black Renaissance Noire, a journal published by the Institute of African American Affairs at New York University. Troupe’s poetry and prose have been translated into many languages, and he has read his work throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Canada, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Troupe lives in New York City and Goyave, Guadeloupe, with his wife, Margaret.