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African American Women Writers

Frequently described as the city's 'unofficial poet laureate', the African-American poet and writer Wanda Coleman (1946-2013) is known for jazz- and blues-infused poetry that focuses on the urban actualities of disenfranchised black women attempting to survive racist oppression in contemporary Los Angeles. Largely ignored for many years, her uncompromising vision and sometimes abrasive tone made her a powerful, if disenchanted, literary voice.

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