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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.


“Craft’s is a voice we will want to hear again.”    — Kate Dobbs Ariail
“Taking It to the Mattress” at the Paris Review Daily
Howard L. Craft Playwright, poet, teacher at Indy Week
The Process Series and Howard Craft at Indy Week
Jade City Chronicles, Volume 1 at Indy Week


Howard L. Craft / For the Love of Words
Durham, NC 27702 , USA
Email: openhlc@gmail.com
Telephone: +1-919-358-9287
Fax: +1-919-484-2631