Professor of Creative Writing -- Howard University
Tony Medina is the author/editor of seventeen books for adults and young readers.
Medina has taught English at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus and Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY and has earned an MA and PhD in English from Binghamton University, SUNY.
The first Professor of Creative Writing at Howard University in Washington, DC, Medina's latest books are I and I, Bob Marley (Lee & Low Books, 2009), My Old Man Was Always on the Lam (NYQ Books, 2010), finalist for The Paterson Poetry Prize, Broke on Ice (Willow Books/Aquarius Press, 2011), An Onion of Wars (Third World Press, 2012), The President Looks Like Me (Just Us Books, 2013) and Broke Baroque (2Leaf Press, 2013).
Featured in the documentary, Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison, in 2013, Medina was awarded both The Langston Hughes Society Award and the first African Voices Literary Award.