Sad news today. Beloved poet Wanda Coleman died yesterday. While I didn't know her personally, I fell in love with her work from the first time I encountered it. She is a legend in my eyes and will never be forgotten. While she is in a better place now, her work will continue to impact and inspire people for years to come. My prayers are with her friends and family.
For an article written by Mike the Poet upon her being awarded the Jean Burden Award back in May of this year, click here. For an article in the LA Times about her passing, click here. For a video interview and footage of her reading her poems via S.A. Griffin's blog, click here. For more footage of Wanda Coleman reading a poem from Bathwater Wine, click here.
Rest In Power Wanda Coleman.