Poetry. Fiction. Young Adult. Women's Studies. California Interest. Asian & Asian American Studies. African & African American Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. In EMOTIONAL MAP OF LOS ANGELES, 190 girls and women share poems and stories about their adventures, families, dreams and emotions. Many of the pieces in this anthology connect with Los Angeles, where concrete rivers, vines of jasmine and miles of freeways weave a complex web of canyons, landmarks and neighborhoods we all call home. The city we live in is filled with people, life lessons, heartache and joy that carve their way into the landscape of our lives.
Keren Taylor is the Executive Director of WriteGirl and Executive Editor of ten WriteGirl publications, which have collectively won 46 national and international book awards. A poet, songwriter, performer, and visual artist, she has conducted hundreds of creative writing workshops for teens and adults, and has led staff development workshops on literacy programming for the California School-age Consortium, California Department of Education, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Guiding Lights Festival, LA's BEST and the New York Partnership for After School Education, among others. Her poetry has appeared in many literary journals as including SO LUMINOUS THE WILDFLOWERS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA POETS from Tebot Bach Press. An assemblage artist and mosaicist, her artwork is featured on the book covers of WriteGirl's award-winning anthologies.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA