Akilah Oliver (1961-2011)

News has just reached us that the poet Akilah Oliver has died. Footage of her reading with Anne Waldman and Lavonne Caesar has been posted on Naropa University’s SWP blog and there is a detailed and heartfelt note today on The Poetry Project blog . A tireless teacher, activist, parent, sister, our thoughts go out to family and friends in the community. She will be sorely missed.

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