Karla Brundage


Karla Brundage is a Bay Area based poet, activist, and educator with a passion for social justice. She is the founder of West Oakland to West Africa Poetry Exchange.


  1. West Oakland to West Africa

    West Oakland to West Africa provides a sustained exchange to connect members of the African diaspora and Africa through creative writing. Our core values are…

    Literary Arts
  2. Colossus:Home

    Colossus: Home is a collection of Bay Area writers speaking out on the atrocities of the housing crises in Oakland and in support of Moms4housing. Editors: S…

    Literary Arts
  3. Poetry Portfolio

    Here is an ongoing collection of new and published works.

    Literary Arts, Arts & Culture
  4. O'Hanlon Collaboration

    Collaboration with Jeremy Thornton to add "interruptions" to the upcoming art exhibit on women visual artists.

    Arts & Culture
  5. Clarion Alley Mural Project: Wall + Response

    A series of curated poetic works celebrating the murals of Clarion Alley to raise awareness about wraphome.org and Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) efforts…

    Literary Arts, Arts & Culture, Street Art
  6. Our Spirits Carry Our Voices

    Hot, new poetry written by poets in Ghana and Oakland, California. Using the renshi style these poems create a bridge between cultures.

    Literary Arts
  7. Book Designer

    I design books for socially progressive authors and organizations.

    Literary Arts
  8. Mulatta: Not So Tragic

    “Mulatta—Not So Tragic?” embraces and emphasizes the importance of friendship, conversation, criticism and love between creatives. In this time, of Black G…

    Literary Arts
  9. Sisters Across Oceans

    An anthology of poetry generated by using Renshi style poetry to create a much needed conversation between influential Black women across the diaspora.

    Literary Arts


  1. Literary Arts

    Spoken Word, Narrative Poetry, Personal Narrative, Memoir
    Writing, Editing, Teaching, Performance & Reading
  2. Arts & Culture

    Community Engagement
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