Experts in the Field of Women Poets in the Harlem Renaissance


Maureen Honey is Professor Emeritus of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in American Women’s Literature, the Harlem Renaissance, and Women in World War II. Professor Honey is considered one of the leading scholars in Harlem Renaissance and Modernist Studies and has published numerous essays on these and other subjects. She is the editor or author of nine books, including “Shadowed Dreams: Women’s Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance” (Rutgers University Press 2006, 1989); “Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II” (University of Missouri Press 1999); “Creating Rosie the Riveter: Class, Gender and Propaganda during World War II” (University of Massachusetts Press 1984); and “Double-Take: A Revised Harlem Renaissance Anthology” (with Venteria Patton, Rutgers University Press 2001). Her most recent book is the critical monograph “Aphrodite’s Daughters: Three Modernist Poets of the Harlem Renaissance” (Rutgers University Press 2016), which focuses on the lives and lyric poetry of Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery.