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MSU Law Professor's Poetry Nominated for NAACP Image Award

Professor Brian GilmoreMSU Professor of Law Brian Gilmore has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his latest collection of poetry, We Didn't Know Any Gangsters.

Gilmore is a clinical associate professor and director of the Housing Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law. Gilmore came to MSU Law from Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC, where he served as a clinical professor and supervising attorney with the Clinical Law Center from 2005 through 2010. He divides his time between Michigan and Washington, DC.

Published by Cherry Castle Publishing, his newest book of poems takes a more personal approach, focusing on his parents, the neighborhood from his youth, and his experiences growing up in Washington, DC.

In addition to being an attorney, Gilmore is a columnist with the Progressive Media Project. He is a Cave Canem Fellow (1997), Kimbilio Fellow (2014), Literature Fellow for the D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities (1997), Pushcart Prize nominee (2007), and winner of the Maryland State Arts Council's Individual Artist Award (2001 and 2003).

Winners of the 46th NAACP Image Awards will be announced on Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. For more information about the 46th NAACP Image Award Nominees, go to

Last updated: December 23, 2014

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