On October 18, the new Los Angeles literary anthology Voices from Leimert Park Redux: A Los Angeles Poetry will be released. That same day there will be a release party at The Vision Theatre in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Come out to hear and support the important stories from this historically Black Los Angeles neighborhood.
The anthology is a symphony of diverse voices echoing the collective heartbeat of a community. In 2006, Voices From Leimert Park revealed one of the best kept secrets of the Los Angeles literary scene: African-American and other writers of color were producing nationally known and respected poetry, fiction, and non-fiction within the Leimert Park literary community. Voices from Leimert Park Redux embraces radical new voices, and melds them with the well-seasoned tonality of Griots at home, on street corners, and in libraries. Listen to the Voices from Leimert Park Redux and realize that you have just entered that safe place where truth is still being created with every honest breath.
Check out the following sneak peak by listening to the always enjoyable Liemert Park voice poet V. Kali: