Poets: Jawanza Dumisani

Jawanza DumisaniJawanza Dumisani is an American poet. We met in Suzanne Lummis‘s poetry masterclass. One of my very first poetry readings was at the World Stage in Leimert Park, then under his directorship. Jawanza’s poetry is vibrant and sensuous.

The World Stage

Speaking of community, when I was living in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, I spent time at The Anansi Writers Workshop. The following interview, courtesy the Poetry.LA project, does an excellent job of summarizing the impact and importance of this generous tradition of poets supporting poets in L.A. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/v/gtM5CpAPDaw]

Featured Poet at Beyond Baroque

Sublime Mischief: A reading of students of Suzanne Lummis’ Masterclass at the UCLA Extension. Featuring Kathleen Tyler, David Eadington, Greg Ennis, Jawanza Dumisani, A. Jay Adler and Robert Peake. Check out the review here in LitRave (scroll down to Frankie Drayus 12.5.02).