Armstrong Alumni Association
Poet and Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University
Armstrong class of 1979
B.A. in English
An accomplished poet and popular English professor, James Brasfield has defined himself as one of America’s singular poetic voices. Over the years, he has been honored with a Pushcart Prize, Fulbright Grant, NEA Fellowship in Poetry and PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. He recently published a well-received collection of poems titled Ledger of Crossroadsand has published his poetry in top journals including Black Warrior Review, Chicago Review, Crazyhorse, Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Poetry International, Southern Poetry Review, The Southern Review and many others.