Saturday, November 23, 2013

Wanda Coleman, acclaimed L.A. poet, has died at 67

It is a sad day for our poet community with Wanda's powerful, witty and charismatic voice now silent. 

R.I.P. Wanda Coleman!

Wanda Coleman's husband Austin Straus has announced that there will be a memorial for his late wife. Details forthcoming.

Read the LA Times article here:,0,2667185.story#axzz2lVBr2fLi

Read the LA Times obituary here:,0,3349194.story#axzz2lWpxx7Lr


  1. You will be missed but never forgotten in this household........Thanks for being a part of me and Merilene's life..........You'll be with her and please tell her I miss her with all my heart........Love you Wanda Coleman.

    Diane Murphy

  2. A true loss to poetry, Los Angeles, and the fight to end racism all over this world - Angela Consolo Mankiewicz