Letta Neely

Letta is a poet, playwright, mother, teacher, activist, and performer and the founder of Wildheart Press. Twice a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for poetry, she was named one of The Root’s Top 30 Black Performance Poets in 2012. Read and listen to an interview with Letta here.

In addition to Juba and Here, Letta is the author of the chapbooks When We Were Mud and gawd and alluh huh sistuhs, the plays “Hamartia Blues” and “Shackles & Sugar,” and the forthcoming Geographies of Power. Her work has been included in The World in Us, Role Call, and other anthologies.

Poems by Letta Neely

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