C. Liegh McInnis

McinnisInstructor of English  

M.A., Jackson State University
B.A., Jackson State University
Completed 2 years in the University of Southern Mississippi Creative Writing Doctoral

Office: 418 College of Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 601.979.2249
E-mail: clieghmcinnis@bellsouth.net

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Area of Interest:

Creative Writing (poetry, short fiction, and literary criticism)
Author of seven books and editor of Black Magnolias Literary Journal

Most Noted Works:

Has presented papers at national conferences, such as College Language Association and the Neo-Griot Conference, and his poetry, short stories, and essays have appeared in Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Dialogue, Sable, New Delta Review, The Black World Today, In Motion Magazine, MultiCultural Review, A Deeper Shade, New Laurel Review, Jackson Advocate, and The Mississippi Link.

Books include:

Matters of Reality: Body, Mind & Soul (Poetry, 1997)
The Lyrics of Prince (Lyrical Criticism, 1997, 2001, 2007)
Scripts: Sketches and Tales of Urban MS (Fiction, 1998)
Confessions: Brainstorming from Midnight ‘til Dawn (Poetry, 1998)
Searching for Psychedelica (Poetry, 1999)
Prose: Essays and Letters (Social Commentary, 1999)
The Black Book of Linguistic Liberation (Poetry, 2001)

For further reading, the following articles by him can be found on the internet.

"The New Afro-Mississippi Writers"

"The Importance of Teaching Diversity in World Literature"

"The Pros and Cons of Mainstream and Self-Publishing"

Excerpts from The Lyrics of Prince: A Literary Look



  • Composition and Literature
  • World Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Black Authors in America
  • Theory of Literary Criticism
  • Professional Writing
  • Literature of Science