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The People's Poet

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Meet James

Award-Winning Poet, Writer and Educator

James B. Golden is an NAACP Image Award-Winning author. His second volume of poetry, Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain, is currently being used in classrooms across the country. His latest volume, Bull: The Journey of a Freedom Icon, is the recipient of the Jessie Redmon Faucet Book Award. He lives in the Greater Los Angeles area and travels frequently around the nation performing and holding workshops.

In Poetry News

In celebration of National Poetry Month, The Poet Laureate has been participating in community-based events and partnering with Los Angeles and Bay Area poetry programs to mentor young writers in performance, editing, and story arcs. Check out the Events page for more information.

Poems by

James B. Golden

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Don't Leave Him In Darker Skies 

James B. Golden

May 2019

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Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain

Golden sprinkled these poems with vulnerability, while remaining expressly frank about depression, hopelessness, fatherlessness, abandonment and rape.

The Inside of an Orange
 

This lively collection is filled with anecdotes about creating a happier life through spirituality and acceptance.

Sweet Potato Pie 

Sweet Potato Pie gives voice to one of the new generation's poets and writers. Written with clarity and artistic vision, James Golden's first book, challenges us to explore race and gender with passion and truthfulness.

-Dr. Karin L. Stanford

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You can order copies of books by James B. Golden everywhere books are sold.

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James B. Golden

Salinas Poet Laureate