Lauri Ramey

Photo of Lauri Ramey, Director, Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, and Professor of English
College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Office Location: ET A613
Phone: 323-343-4165 Email:


Lauri Ramey is Professor of English, founding Director of the Presidentially Chartered Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, and faculty adviser of Statement Magazine of Literature and the Arts.

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At the undergraduate and graduate levels, Lauri Ramey's courses include International Modernism, Modern Poetry, Contemporary Poetry, Poetry as Difference, The African American Poetic Tradition, African Diasporic Poetics of Space, The Bible as Literature, Writing Poetry, Writing Creative Nonfiction, Music and Literature, Black British Literature and Culture, Documentary Poetics, and Literary Magazine Editing and Publication.



Lauri Ramey's main interests in research and student supervision are lyric poetry and poetics, experimental and formally innovative literature, inter-media and cross-genre art, art as a social and political force, canon formation and marginalization, poetry of the African diaspora, ethnic poetry, creative writing and creative writing pedagogy, modern and contemporary literature and culture, and the intersection of creative and critical writing and thought.