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Howard L. Craft
Award-Winning Playwright, Poet, Essayist and Arts Educator
Howard L. Craft is a father, husband, poet, playwright, and arts educator. He is the author of a book of poems,Across The Blue Chasm. His poetry also appears in Home is Where: An Anthology of African-American poets from the Carolinas, edited by Kwame Dawes.
His plays include: “Caleb Calypso and the Midnight Marauders”, “The House of George ”, “Stealing Clouds ”, a children’s musical entitled “Indigo Blue”, and “Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green”.
Craft’s 2010 play, “Jade City Chronicles Vol 1”, sparked Craft and WUNC host Frank Stasio to create the first African-American Super Hero Radio Serial entitled The Jade City Pharaoh which is currently in preparation for a 3rd season.
Craft teaches creative writing in colleges, public, private schools and to adults through the North Carolina Writers Network , Duke Center for Documentary Studies and various arts councils and organizations. An accomplished writer, Craft has received the N.C. Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship, a Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant, and is a two time recipient of the N.C. Central University New Play Project, as well as numerous commissions from universities and professional theaters.