Lee Jenkins graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Fisk University with a B.A. in Philosophy and received his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He resides in New York City with his wife and son. He is a professor of English and a psychoanalyst, having trained at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP), in affiliation with the Theodor Reik Consultation Center. Jenkins has published extensively on Afro-American identity and the application of psychoanalysis to culture and literature. Publications of interest include Faulkner and Black-White Relations: A Psychoanalytic Approach; African American Identity and its Social Context; Black-Jewish Relations: A Social and Mythic Alliance and Persistence of Memory: Poems.