Vince Vanguard Vainglorious
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Vince Vanguard Vainglorious is the pen name of Vince Rogers. Rogers was raised in Atlanta's Bowen Homes housing projects and went on to attend Morehouse College as an academic scholar. Although he is a widely published writer of essays, poetry, short fiction, and scholarly papers, he is most proud of being Editor of his high school newspaper, the Frederick Douglass North Star.

He was the winner of Black Enterprise Magazine/BMW "America's Ultimate Drive" Writing Contest. His work was among the Official Inaugural Selection(s): "I've Known Rivers" The Museum of the African Diaspora Story Project; Reproduction of the New Breed Leaders & Black Mecca for the Sold Brother.

He is a contributor to: Clean Sheets Magazine; TimBookTu; Taj Mahal Review: An International Journal; Chicken Bones: A Journal; Thereby Hangs a Tale; Catalyst Magazine; Southern Screen Report; Pulp Magazine; Nghosi Books Anthology ; Launch Exhibition: 3 Lights Gallery (UK); and Black Arts Quarterly (Stanford University).

He was a presenter at Hip Hop's Defiant Divas Conference, Vanderbilt University; The Evolution of Shawntae Harris.

You can find out more about Mr. Rogers at his blog sites:, and webpage:

You can contact Mr. Rogers via e-mail at or by sending an e-mail to TimBookTu and it will be forwarded.

Works on TimBookTu by Vince Vanguard Vainglorious


Free to Be, You and Me
Salt Sugar Sex and Smoke
The Wooing of Marrianne Pureheart


All Souls
Balcony Scene
Billie, Ella & Nina
Blast fo’ Me
For No Particular Reason
Genuflection on a Woman’s Back
Genuflection on My Daddy’s Hands
Genuflection on My Mother’s Soul
Genuflection on the Head of a Baby
Griot (for Rudy)
I Believe in Muses
Necromancers of Negritude
Sama For Trane
Sell In
The Ballad of Young Robert
The Day I Fell In Love With Black Women
Transfixed (Inspired By A Look...)


Am I Black Enough for Ya
BB Shot
Black Mecca for the Sold Brother
Flame Retardant
Le Feu dans le Ghetto
Legends and Legacies
Marcus and Joan
Negro Please!!!!
Reproduction of the New Breed Leaders
The Evolution of Shawntae Harris
Who Responsible???

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