Monthly Archives: December 2014

American Book Award winner J. California Cooper passes away

American Book Award winner, J. California Cooper, has died. She was a magnificent woman, a grand teller of story, unafraid to tell it like it is.  http://blogs.seattletimes.com/artspage/2014/09/22/obituary-j-joan-california-cooper/

Juan Felipe Herrera, member of Before Columbus Foundation’s board of directors, celebrates two years tenure as Poet Laureate of California

Poet Laureate of California, member of our board of directors at Before Columbus Foundation, Juan Felipe Herrera http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/24659

Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin discuss their book “Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party”, winner of a 2014 American Book Award

American Book Award winners, Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin discuss their new book, Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party. Also featured, American Book Award winner, Robin D.G. Kelley, and Aldon Morris. #americanbookaward #beforecolumbusfoundation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je_XUKff0Xc

American Book Award winner Sherman Alexie discusses book bannings

American Book Award winner, Sherman Alexie  http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/09/12/sherman-alexie-ban-my-book-please-video-156871

American Book Award winner Martin Espada honored by Busboys and Poets

American Book Award winner, Martín Espada.
http://fallforthebook.org/2014/06/13/busboys-and-poets-award-martin-espada/

In memoriam, Richard Dauenhauer, winner of American Book Award

Remembering American Book Award winner, Richard Dauenhauer, http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-10/memoriam-richard-dauenhauer-1942-2014#.VBCwwfldVA1

American Book Award recipients featured at Dodge Poetry Festival 2014

American Book Award winners Natalie Diaz, Kevin Young, Camille Dungy, featured at the Dodge Poetry Festival 2014, http://www.dodgepoetry.org/index.php?id=225

Yale Press speaks with American Book Award winner Greil Marcus

American Book Award winner, Greil Marcus presenting rock ‘n’ roll history in a video from Yale Press http://blog.yupnet.org/2014/09/04/rock-n-roll-mean/

American Book Award winner Nicolas Kanellos to open Fall reading series

American Book Award winner Nicolas Kanellos covered by the Victoria Advocate http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2014/sep/02/renowned-hispanic-literacy-publisher-to-open-fall-/

Video interview with American Book Award recipient Jonathon Scott Holloway

American Book Award winner, Jonathon Scott Holloway discusses his American Book Award winning  “Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940” in a video interview with the Gilder Lehman Institute. http://vimeo.com/84325265