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Dr. Hali Sofala-Jones

Department of English

Office Hours: Spring 2023 Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday : 11am - 12pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 1pm
And by appointment
Biography: Hali Sofala-Jones is a Samoan American writer and teacher originally from Eatonton, GA. She holds degrees from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her 2019 debut poetry collection, Afakasi | Half-Caste, was published by Sundress Publications and was heralded by the “Chicago Review of Books” as one of the “10 Great Poetry Collections You May Have Missed” in 2019. Her work has been published in The Missouri Review, Blue Mesa Review, CALYX, Fugue and elsewhere. Her poem “Fractured” was featured in the “Poem of the Day” series by the Academic of American Poets on September 6, 2019. Sofala-Jones serves as faculty in the Department of English at Middle Georgia State University in Macon, GA. When not teaching or writing, she enjoys traveling and hanging out with family. Her guilty pleasures are popcorn and romance novels.
Courses: Spring 2023 Courses

ENGL 1101: Introduction to Composition
ENGL 0999: Learning Support
ENGL 1102: Introduction to Composition II
ENGLI 1102 (Online): Introduction to Composition II
HUMN 2151 (Online): Writing Home: Exploring Place, Identity, and Culture
Education: PhD, English, University of Nebraska, Lincoln - 2016
MFA, Poetry, University of Wisconsin, Madison - 2009
BA, English and Creative Writing, Georgia College and State University - 2006
Publications: Book:

"Afakasi/Half-Caste" - Sundress Publications: https://sundress-publications.square.site/product/afakasi-half-caste-by-hali-sofala-jones/69

Select online publications:

"Fractured" - Academy of American Poets: https://poets.org/poem/fractured
"Labyrinthian" - Track Four Journal: http://www.trackfourjournal.com/hali-sofala-jones--two-poems.html
"Color Purple Kids of Putnam County" - The Missouri Review: https://missourireview.com/hali-fuailelagi-sofala-color-purple-kids-of-putnam-county/
"An Ode to My Never Crossed Legs" - Blue Mesa Review:


"Finding a Mother Tongue" - Atticus Review: https://atticusreview.org/finding-a-mother-tongue/
"10 Great Poetry Collections You May Have Missed" - Chicago Review of Books: https://chireviewofbooks.com/2019/12/04/10-great-poetry-collections-you-may-have-missed/

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