Voices from Leimert Park Redux [978-1-59-907184-8]


Author : Shonda Buchanan

ISBN Code : 978-1-59-907184-8
Language : English
Pages number : 170
Format : Paperback, 6"x9"

VOICES FROM LEIMERT PARK REDUX is a symphony of diverse voices echoing the collective heartbeat of a community. In 2006, Voices From Leimert Park revealed one of the best kept secrets of the Los Angeles literary scene: African-American and other writers of color were producing nationally known and respected poetry, fiction, and nonfi ction within the Leimert Park literary community.
Fast-forward ten years, and although many of the older voices have moved on to literary and academic achievements, new voices have arisen beneath the sinew and tendon of soothsayers and wordsmiths whose legacy is traced back to the legendary Watts Writers Workshop.
Voices from Leimert Park Redux, again under the editorial direction of Shonda Buchanan, embraces these radical new voices, and then melds them with the well-seasoned tonality of Griots at home, on street corners, and in libraries. This new collection is as vibrant as the smell of patchouli on your skin and as honest as any James Baldwin quote, but certainly this one: “All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.”
Listen to the Voices from Leimert Park Redux and realize that you have just entered that safe place where truth is still being created with every honest breath.


A Kold Piece
E. Amato
Rafael Francisco Jose Alvarado
Father Amde
Tara Betts
Niki Billingslea
October B.L.U.
Lynne Bronstein
Derek D. Brown
Billy Burgos
Tricia Alkmia Cochée
Nia Malika Dixon
Peggy Dobreer

Charlotte Sista C Ferrell
Amélie Frank
Angela M. Franklin
Jerry Garcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia
liz gonzález
Peter J. Harris
Regina Higgins
James Evert Jones
V. Kali
Melanie Luja
Oshea Luja
Ymasumac Marañón
D Hideo Maruyama
Adolphus DeLane McDuffi e, Jr.
Sequoia Olivia Mercier
Thea Monyee´
Merilene M. Murphy
Alice Nicholas

Art Nixon
Nailah Porter
Eric John Priestley
Linda Ravenswood
El Rivera
S. Pearl Sharp

Mahtem Shiferraw
Romus Simpson
Mike Sonksen
Jervey Tervalon
Imani Tolliver
A.K. Toney
Mary Torregrossa
Hannibal Tabu
Wyatt Underwood
Pam Ward
Conney D. Williams


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