Lupenga Mphande

 

Lupenga Mphande, Associate Professor of African and African American Studies at Ohio State University in Columbus, is among Malawi's leading linguists, poets and writers. A  prize-winning poet, he has published two volumes of his poems, Crackle at Midnight (1998) and Messages Left Behind (2011), and contributed many  poems to such major international anthologies as When My Brothers Come Home: Poems from Central and Southern Africa (1985), The Heinemann Book of African Poetry in English (1991), Poems - Deep and Dangerous (Cambridge School Anthologies 1995), The Poetry of Men's Lives: An International Anthology (2004)Bending the Bow: An Anthology of African Love Poetry (2009) as well as The Kenyon ReviewPoetry ReviewPoetry International, and many other journals.