This week we welcome Bob Holman as our guest author. Bob is the author of 16 poetry collections, most recently Sing This One Back to Me (2013), Picasso in Barcelona (2011), and A Couple of Ways of Doing Something (2006), a collaboration with Chuck Close. Holman coedited the collaboration Crossing State Lines: An American Renga (2011, with Carol Muske-Dukes), and Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (1994, with Miguel Algarin). Numerous anthologies have included his work, including Spoken Word Revolution (2003), Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam (2001), and Up Late: American Poetry Since 1970 (1988). He cotranslated The Book of Sana’a: Poetry of Abd Al-aziz Al-maqalih (2004, with Sam Liebhaber) and also translated poet Er Zhang’s Carved Water (2003). As an arts administrator, Holman served as coordinator and readings curator at St. Mark’s Poetry Project, original Slammaster and a director of the Nuyorican Poets Café, as well as founder and proprietor of the Bowery Poetry Club. His study of hiphop and West African oral traditions led to his current work with endangered languages. He is a co-founder and co-director of the Endangered Language Alliance. Find him online at bobholman.com. Follow him on twitter at @BobHolmanPoet.
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