Dr. Allison E. francis

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Dr. Allison E. Francis, a Professor of English, and Coordinator of the English Department at Chaminade University of Honolulu in Hawaii, teaches and publishes scholarship on a range of topics, which include Victorian Literature, Scottish Literature, Theatre and Poetry,19th Century African American and Caribbean Women’s Literature, Vodou in Haiti, and Women’s Literature, with a focus on science fiction and fantasy. Her poetry has been anthologized in African American Wisdom, and most recently, in Bamboo Ridge Press’s Kīpuka: Finding Refuge in Times of Change, released in October 2021. Allison is also an actor, director, playwright, and a performance poet. She archived a short play on The Breath Project 2020, and Youtube.com, that commemorates the death of George Floyd: Chocolate Cake (8:46). Recently, Allison published a volume of collaborative, renshi poetry, Mulatta—Not So Tragic (2021), with Oakland-based, poet-activist Karla Brundage.  

 

Allison was invited by Karla Brundage.