Literary Arts

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Spoken Word, Narrative Poetry, Personal Narrative, Memoir
Creative Writing, Copyediting, Developmental Editing, Substantive Editing, Teaching, Performance & Reading
African American, Ghanaian, Zimbabwean

Karla Brundage is a Bay Area based writer. Founder of West Oakland to West Africa Poetry Exchange (WO2WA), she holds an MA in Education from San Francisco State University and MFA from Mills College. She is a board member of Before Columbus Foundation.


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 to create a safe place for the transparent healing and growth of Black people.

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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: Sara Biel and Karla Brundage

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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 Girl Magic, a book about Black Girl Friendship seems essential.

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Clarion Alley Mural Project: Wall + Response

A series of curated poetic works celebrating the murals of Clarion Alley to raise awareness about and Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) efforts to keep art in public spaces and advocate for affordable housing.

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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.

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