Come down to Stories Books in Echo Park tomorrow at 7:30 to hear poetry from a welcome addition to our lineup, Peter J. Harris!
Harris is the winner of Los Angeles’ 2017-18 COLA Fellowship, as well as the author of poetry collection Bless the Ashes, winner of the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award; and The Black Man of Happiness: In Pursuit of My ‘Unalienable Right,’ a book of personal essays, winner of a 2015 American Book Award.
Since the 1970s, Harris has published his work in a wide variety of publications, most recently in Voices from Leimert Park Redux, edited by Shonda Buchanan; Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, edited by Suzanne Lummis; Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology, edited by Thelma T. Reyna, Poet Laureate of Altadena; and Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts in Los Angeles, edited by Neelanjana Banerjee, Daniel A. Olivas, and Ruben J. Rodriguez.
Since 1992, Peter J. Harris has been a member of the Anansi Writers Workshop at the World Stage, in LA’s Leimert Park.
He also has a pretty cool looking blog full of incredible poems right here.