A Tribute to Wanda Coleman
And also featuring Stephen Kessler, Ron Koertge, Laurel Ann Bogen, Charles Harper Webb, Michael Datcher, Suzanne Lummis, Sesshu Foster, Jack and Adelle Foley, Brendan Constantine, Cecilia Woloch, Robin Coste Lewis, and Austin Straus.
Los Angeles’ unofficial poet laureate, Wanda Coleman, was celebrated during this evening of readings and shared memories. Honoring what she did for poetry and who she was in Los Angeles: a larger-than-life figure who for decades reminded us how to be our own most authentic selves, who made us remember histories of poetry and oppression and music. Musical accompaniment provided by David Ornette Cherry.
Co-presented with Red Hen Press and Poetry Society of America