Richard Modiano, Pam Ward, Marcellus Davis, and Will Alexander.
Bio: Richard Modiano has been a member of the Industrial Workers of the World since 1974 and works at the Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center in Venice, CA.
Description: Since the Book Fair is being held in Leimert Park, the center of African-American arts in Los Angeles and home to the World Stage that was founded by poets from the Watts Writers Workshop, a poetry reading featuring black poets seems appropriate. I will curate the best African-American poets who will be available on the day assigned to the event. The perspective represented will be that of people of color who are fighting the capitalist-racist order.