Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race

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Muddy Ford Press LLC
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6.0 X 0.26 X 9.0 inches | 0.39 pounds
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About the Author
Al Black is northern-born Southern poet and writer who hosts poetry, music and workshops throughout central South Carolina. His work can be found in several publications and journals; he is the 2017 Jasper Literary Artist of the Year and is the co-founder of the Poets Respond to Race Initiative. He has been married 46 years to Carol Agnew Black; they have four children, six grandchildren and four granddogs. He is a social activist, a member of the Baha'i Faith and tries to practice kindness and mindfulness in his community.
Len Lawson is the author of the chapbook Before the Night Wakes You (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and co-editor of Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race (Muddy Ford Press, 2017). His most recent book of poetry is CHIME (Get Fresh Books LLC, 2019). Len is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. He received fellowships from Callaloo, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the inaugural 2018 Susan Laughter Meyers Poetry Fellowship at the Weymouth Center for the Arts from the North Carolina Poetry Society. His poems have appeared in The Baltimore Review, [PANK], Verse Daily, Winter Tangerine Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Len is a Poetry Reader & Book Reviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly. He is a PhD student in English Literature and Criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He currently teaches English at the University of South Carolina Sumter.