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Imani Tolliver is an award-winning poet, artist, educator, and public speaker. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and served as Poet Laureate for the Watts Towers Arts Center. She has also been recognized by the City of Los Angeles for her work as a promoter, host, and publicist in support of the literary arts in Southern California.

An interdisciplinary artist her entire life, she is a collagist, dollmaker, jewelry-maker and has recently fallen into the wonderful world of watercolor.

As the Cultural and Fine Arts Supervisor for the City of Buena Park, CA for over a decade, she successfully developed and oversaw a wide portfolio of arts and cultural programming that was responsive to the needs of a diverse community. Programs included art festivals, concerts, youth and community theatre, cultural excursions, and special city events.