Wanda Coleman

Finalist, 2001 National Book Awards

Wanda Coleman – poet, storyteller and journalist – was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. She is the recipient of grants from the Guggenheiim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Mercurochrome

Mercurochrome, by Wanda Coleman book cover
ISBN 9781574231540 Black Sparrow Press

Coleman's courageous, impassioned voice, defiantly affirming itself in the face of social injustice and institutional dehumanization, rings out clearer than ever in her book, Mercurochrome. More about this book >

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Wanda Coleman

Wanda Coleman – poet, storyteller and journalist – was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. She is the recipient of grants from the Guggenheiim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was awarded the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for Bathwater Wine and was a bronze-medal finalist for the 2001 National Book Award for Poetry for Mercurochrome.

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