Poet-Scholar Kathy Lou Schultz is the author of The Afro-Modernist Epic and Literary History: Tolson, Hughes, Baraka (Palgrave MacMillan), as well as four collections of poems, most recently Biting Midge: Works in Prose (Belladona) and Some Vague Wife (Atelos).

"Kathy Lou Schultz’s The Afro-Modernist Epic and Literary History: Tolson, Hughes, Baraka is a useful contribution to scholarship on the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, with an extended chapter concluding the study on Amiri Baraka."

A Year's Work in English Studies, 2015

Meet Poet-Scholar Kathy Lou Schultz

"A revelatory remapping of the African American literary tradition" 

​- Brent Hayes Edwards, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

​"A major contribution to African American literary studies and to the larger field of American Poetry. This will be one of those discourse-changing books."

-Aldon Nielsen

George and Barbara Kelly Professor of American Literature, The Pennsylvania State University

“This book puts Schultz in the company of the finest critics who are writing about black literature today.” 

-William J. Harris, Editor: The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader