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Poem of the week: Nocturne by Wanda Coleman

The Guardian
 2021-06-07

Cover picture for the articleThis frayed self the center of at least one stubborn. Poet, short-story-writer, novelist, scriptwriter and essayist Wanda Coleman was born Wanda Evans in the Watts area of Los Angeles in 1946. While she achieved some recognition as a poet, this fell short of the reputation her power and originality merited. The Poetry Society of America’s Shelley memorial award was among the honours she had begun to garner towards the end of her life. She died in 2013.

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