Dennis L. Winston

Dennis L. Winston is a teacher, writer, and scholar of English and African American literature. He has taught courses in creative writing, popular black literature, and hip-hop studies. His poetry appears in Callaloo and his research is featured in Street Lit: Representing the Urban Landscape (The Scarecrow Press, 2014). Dr. Winston also works with independent hip-hop artists and producers in the greater Washington, DC, area for his live performance series called “Hip Hop is Lit!” He is a senior lecturer of English at the University of Maryland, and the current editor-in-chief of Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture.