Harmony Holiday

Harmony Holiday is the author of Negro League Baseball (Fence Books, 2011), Go Find Your Father/A Famous Blues (Ricochet Editions, 2014), and most recently Hollywood Forever (Fence Books, 2017). She is also the founder of Mythscience, an arts collective devoted to cross-disciplinary work that helps artists re-engage with their bodies and the physical world, and the Afrosonics archive of jazz and everyday diaspora poetics. She studied rhetoric at UC Berkeley and taught for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She received her MFA from Columbia University. She is currently working on a book of poems and lyric essays on Reparations, called Reparations, and a biography of jazz singer Abbey Lincoln. She lives in Los Angeles.


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Glimmers of Family: Harmony Holiday’s “Negro League Baseball”


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