Chet'la Sebree

Chet'la Sebree

Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry and Literary Arts
Specialization: Creative Writing: poetry, contemporary poetry, slavery and early American history, women, gender, and sexuality studies, Black womanhood
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Chet’la Sebree is the author of Mistress, forthcoming from New Issues Poetry & Prose. She is a graduate of American University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, and her work has been supported by fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts, Hedgebrook, The MacDowell Colony, the Richard H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, the Stadler Center for Poetry, the Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo.

Educational Background

  • MFA, American University

Teaching & Scholarly Interests:

  • Creative writing: poetry
  • Contemporary poetry
  • Slavery and early American history
  • Women, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Black womanhood

Current projects:

  •  Field Study, book-length hybrid, 2021; Farrar, Straus, Giroux

Selected Publications


Selected Poems

  • “Dispatch from the Dark Continent,” Kenyon Review

  •  “Je Suis Sally,” Guernica

  •  “At a Dinner Party for White (Wo)men,” Pleiades