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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 be attending at City Lights in San Francisco. I cherish Jack like a father, like someone who will one day be gone and I won’t have said [...]
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 greatness. Bob Bryan, who conducts and directs the interview and film, says about the project: "This is THE Must-See interview if you've ever loved Wanda [...]
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. From Carolyn Kellogg, of Jacket Copy: Poet Wanda Coleman died Friday after a long illness, her husband said. She was 67. Coleman was a key figure in the [...]
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.
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 Coleman's outpatient care will not be covered by insurance, she is asking for assistance. Donation checks can be sent to: Wanda Coleman, P.O. Box 571, [...]
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 to a living American poet selected with reference to his or her genius and need by a jury of poets. This year's judges were Gary Young, appointed [...]