Former assistant provost for equity and diversity and faculty member in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts, Shenoda currently serves as interim chair in the Creative Writing Department and associate professor in the School of Fine & Performing Arts at Columbia College Chicago. He is on the editorial board of the African Poetry Book Series and lives in Chicago with his family.
Audio & PodcastsPoetry Lectures
Chris Abani: International Poets in Conversation
Matthew Shenoda talks with Chris Abani about poetry in Nigeria, the oral and religious traditions in African poetry, and the one-sided conversation between African and European poets.
Gabeba Baderoon: International Poets in Conversation
South African poet Gabeba Baderoon speaks with Matthew Shenoda about poetry and apartheid in South Africa.
Kwame Dawes: International Poets in Conversation
Egyptian-American writer Matthew Shenoda speaks with poet Kwame Dawes about African poetics, reggae, and poetry of the African diaspora.
Matthew Shenoda: International Poets in Conversation
Kwame Dawes speaks with Matthew Shenoda about Shenoda's poetry and identity as an Egyptian American, and the poetry of the African diaspora.