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volume 11 number 1
 
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GV21: The Wanda Coleman Project
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Jack G. Bowman April 2014
   

 

GV21: The Wanda Coleman Project

    GV21 is a full-on documentary interview with the Brilliant Poet/ Writer/Journalist Wanda Coleman by Bob Bryan (bryworld@aol.com†website: (graffitiverite.com)).
†    Los Angeles' unofficial poet laureate was a edgy life-force in the poetry community during many of its ebbs and flows over the past three decades. Her power and talent were matched only by her raw, charismatic energy as a compassionate person, completely aware in the moment, each moment of her life. It was my pleasure to meet and hear her read several times over the years. We in the poetry community are dumbstruck by her loss, and thatís why, with an act or artistic theatrical-cinematic magic, we have this film, a divine act of poetic sorcery.
†    Bob Bryan knows how to capture, edit, and display the beauty that was Wanda Coleman.. We are sitting in the living room of the master as she waves to us, pulls us into her mind, heart, perspective, and philosophy. How did he get that? That is Bryan's gift, and it's far reaching. For those her knew her, saw her, heard her, and those for generations who can now experience her, this is the piece that will give them the clearest conception of an amazing American artist from our time, for all time. Thank you, Bob Bryan, and farewell Wanda; you touched and changed us by your words, and your work.

(GV 21: The Wanda Coleman Project, //www.graffitiverite.com/GV21_THE_WANDA_COLEMAN_PROJECT.htm, copyright 2014 Bryan World Productions)

copyright 2014 Jack G. Bowman

   


Jack G. Bowman


author's bio

    Jack was born to a workin' class family in southwestern Ohio, but soon moved to southern California where he lives today. Changes in subculture as well as the 'spirit of the times' affected his writing and philosophy. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science. He graduated from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena with a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling in 1997.
His work in the mental health field since 1984, as well as his own bizarre life experiences, figure prominently in his poetry, art, songs and prose. Jack is a licensed Psychotherapist in the Los Angeles area.
    He has been a published poet since 1991. Approximately 500 of his poems have been displayed in small presses, anthologies, and on the internet. He has self-published 12 books of poetry.

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