Sybil Kein was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1939. A Creole scholar, poet, and playwright, she is the author of 28 plays; books on Creole culture, including Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana’s Free People of Color (2000); and five volumes of poetry, including Delta Dancer (1984), An American South (1996), and Gombo People (1981), which was the first book published in Creole. Kein won a Hopwood Award for her poetry, and has released several CDs of Creole music and recordings. For many years she taught English and theater at the University of Michigan in Flint, where she is now Professor Emerita. Kein currently lives in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Audio Recordings with Sybil Kein
- Sybil Kein reading her poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Jan. 11, 1978