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.
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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.
James B. Golden
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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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