Four poems by James B. Golden, author of BULL: The Journey of a Freedom Icon (Silver Birch Press, 2014), are featured in the current edition of Cultural Weekly. Find the article at this link. Thank you to Cultural Weekly poetry editor Alexis Rhone Fancher for selecting the poems and for her stunning photograph of the author.

James B. Golden was born and raised in Salinas, California, and received his M.P.A. and B.A. in English and Pan-African Studies Arts & Literature from California State University, Northridge. He has edited Kapu-Sens Literary Journal and the Hip Hop Think Tank Journal, and is the author of The Inside of an Orange, Sweet Potato Pie Underneath The Sun’s Broiler, and 2012 NAACP Image Award Winner Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain. He currently lives in Los Angeles and works as freelance music journalist. His articles have appeared in such periodicals as Vibe, The Root, Clutch Magazine, Jazz Times, and Los Angeles Our Weekly. Golden is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Salinas, California.

 “A power-poetry here — a liberation heart-fire collection by our Salinas Poet Laureate, James P. Golden — no other like it.” JUAN FELIPE HERRERA, Poet Laureate of California

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