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Runaway: A Memoir in Verse


To open the pages of this book is to open the folds of this poet’s heart and imagination. Her narrative is honest and accessible. Her journey, intersectional and sacred. Black feminist and queer poet, Imani Tolliver, offers Runaway: A Memoir in Verse.



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.



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Weight6.3 oz

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