Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Shonda Buchanan
(2019)
Shonda Buchanan
Writers Resist LA 2019
Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center
Venice, CA
1/13/2019
Poetry.LA Interview Series
Poetry.LA Studio
2/1/2020
Shonda Buchanan, a poet, memoirist, journalist, and educator whose work is strongly informed by her African American, American Indian, and European tri-raciality and tri-ethnic heritage, has two poetry collections, Equipoise: Poems from Goddess Country (San Francisco Bay Press, 2017) and Who's Afraid of Black Indians? (Poetica Publishing, 2012), nominated for the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and the Library of Virginia Book Awards. She edited Voices of Leimert Park: a poetry anthology (Tsehai Publishers, 2006) and Voices from Leimert Park Redux (Harriet Tubman Press, 2018). Her memoir, Black Indian was published by Wayne State Univ. Press in 2019. As a cultural and literary arts ambassador and lecturer, Buchanan has conducted workshops and presentations for the U.S. Government Accountability Organization, the U.S. Embassy of Kuala Lumpur, and the Athens (Greece) Institute for Education and Research, among other programs. Her poetry and essays have been featured in numerous anthologies. Janet Fitch, bestselling author of White Oleander, has called her "a mesmerizing writer, one to watch."
(2020)
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