Harryette Mullen is the author of nine collections of poetry including, most recently, Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary (Graywolf Press, 2013) and Broken Glish: Five Prose Poems by Harryette Mullen, a chapbook published with The Center for Book Arts in 2013. Recyclopedia (Graywolf 2006) received a PEN Beyond Margins Award in 2007. Her previous book, Sleeping with the Dictionary (University of California, 2002) was a finalist for a National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her numerous honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, as well as the Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry, the Jackson Poetry Prize, and a United States Artist Fellowship. Mullen teaches African American literature and creative writing in the English Department at the University of California, Los Angeles.