“I have yet to kill anyone—I have exhibited great restraint.”
Wanda Coleman (Nov. 13, 1946 – Nov. 22, 2013) is the author of Bathwater
Wine (Black Sparrow Press, 1998), winner of the 1999 Lenore Marshall
Poetry Prize. A former medical secretary, magazine editor, journalist
and scriptwriter, Coleman has received fellowships from the National
Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation for her poetry.
Coleman was also a bronze-medal finalist for the 2001 National Book
Award for Poetry for Mercurochrome. Photo Credit: Lynda Koolish.
Read more about Ms. Coleman at
The Poetry Foundation.
“Wanda Why Aren’t You Dead“ from Wicked Enchantment: Selected Poems by Wanda Coleman (Black Sparrow)
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