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Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 1) August 25, 2015: “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” —Audre Lorde While I am very much a fan of recovery [...] by

A Wanda Coleman Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library? December 17, 2014: We vote yes! The recommendation, submitted by Austin Straus (Wanda Coleman’s widow) and supported by the Los Angeles Times asks that the county consider changing the name of the Ascot Branch [...] by

Wanda Coleman Tribute to Be Held January 15, 2014: If you’re heading down to Los Angeles’s Central Library this Saturday, you won’t want to miss the tribute held in honor of Wanda Coleman who died late last year. From the Library [...] by

Remembering Wanda Coleman December 6, 2013: There are only two poets who have shaped me profoundly as a poet. One of them is former San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman, who is turning 80 years old next week whose birthday event I’ll [...] by

The Wanda Coleman Project December 2, 2013: We’re still saddened by the loss of Wanda Coleman. Today, though, we were thrilled to hear news of a new documentary in the works featuring a full-length interview with Wanda Coleman in all her [...] by

A Los Angeles Star: Wanda Coleman Has Died November 25, 2013: Awful, sad news. The Los Angeles Times is abuzz with remembrances and stories about Wanda Coleman, “L.A.’s Unofficial Poet Laureate,” who died too young– at the age of 67. [...] by

Give Wanda Breathing Room December 3, 2012: Last week we mentioned this story about Wanda Coleman’s health. Now, here’s a way you can help! Check out this site here. by

Wanda Coleman Needs Our Help! November 26, 2012: Jacket Copy reports that Wanda Coleman has been suffering from an upper-respiratory infection since September and has been in and out of the hospital. According to David L. Ulin at JC, “Because [...] by

Wanda Coleman Won the 2012 Shelley Memorial Award March 29, 2012: Here’s this from the Poetry Society of America: The Poetry Society of America is honored to announce that Wanda Coleman is the 2012 recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award, presented annually [...] by