Harryette Mullen (born July 1, 1953), Professor of English at University of California, Los Angeles, is an American poet, short story writer, and literary scholar.
Mullen graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975 and earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1990. She is on the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles where teaches American poetry, African-American literature, and creative writing. Previously, Mullen was a faculty fellow of the Cornell University Society for the Humanities and a Rockefeller fellow at the Susan B. Anthony Institute at University of Rochester.
Harryette Mullen is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Muse & Drudge, published by Singing Horse in 1995. Her other books include Tree Tall Woman (Energy Earth, 1981), Trimmings (Tender Buttons, 1991) and S*PeRM**KT (Singing Horse, 1992). Her short fiction has been published in numerous anthologies. She has worked in the Texas Commission on the Arts' Artists in the Schools program and taught at Cornell University. Harryette Mullen currently teaches African-American literature and Creative Writing at the University of California at Los Angeles.
- Tree Tall Woman, 1981
- Trimmings, 1991
- S*PeRM**K*T, 1992
- Muse & Drudge, 1995
- Sleeping with the Dictionary, 2002
- Blues Baby, 2002,
- Recyclopedia: Trimmings, S*PeRM**K*T, Muse and Drudge, 2006
- Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary, 2013
- Broken Glish: Five Prose Poems. New York: Center for Book Arts. 2013.