Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
All the Stories Are True

Kenneth Carroll

Born in Washington, D.C., Kenny Carroll has his poetry published in a wide variety of magazines, journals, and collected works. He is the author of So What: For the White Dude Who Said This Ain’t Poetry. He often performs his work at theaters, universities, and poetry cafés, as well as on records. Carroll teaches literature at Duke Ellington High School for the Arts and is executive director of DC WritersCorps. He has received the Washington Independent Writers President’s Award and a fellowship from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Carroll is working on a novel and another book of poetry.

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E Ethelbert Miller
Kenneth Carroll
Valerie Boyd
Dolores Kendrick
Kenneth Carroll
Octavia E Butler
Samuel R Delany
Walter Dean Myers
Eloise Greenfield
Edwidge Danticat

Photograph by Steven M. Cummings
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Exhibition Materials




Supplemental Materials

Being a Political Writer

Creating Poetry

History and Writers