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Poetry. African & African American Studies. Art. Music. Hybrid Genre. California Interest. Holiday curates poems-as-text and image-as-impression, lyricism and activism. The "legacies" of Miles Davis and MLK and Billie Holiday and other icons collide, harnessing taboos they upheld triumphantly. Layers of a story coalesce in restricted space producing ghettos, or a mythological advertising omniverse wherein shadow and light integrate, complicating our fantasies.
Harmony Holiday is the author of NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL (Fence Books, 2011), GO FIND YOUR FATHER / A FAMOUS BLUES (Ricochet Editions, 2014) and most recently HOLLYWOOD FOREVER (Fence Books, 2017). She is also the founder of Mythscience, an arts collective devoted to cross-disciplinary work that helps artists re-engage with their bodies and the physical world, and the Afrosonics archive of jazz and everyday diaspora poetics. She studied rhetoric at UC Berkeley and taught for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She received her MFA from Columbia University. She is currently working on a book of poems and lyric essays on Reparations, called Reparations and a biography of jazz singer Abbey Lincoln. She lives in Los Angeles.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA