Jeffrey Lamar Coleman, professor of English, has three poems included in the poetry anthology “Where We Stand: Poems of Black Resilience” (Cherry Castle Publishing, 2022).
Co-edited by Melanie Henderson, Enzo Silon Surin, and Truth Thomas, the multigenerational book consists of 86 poems by 30 poets, including Naomi Ayala, Tara Betts, Derrick Weston Brown, Kimberly A. Collins, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Brian Gilmore, Fred Joiner, Alan W. King, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Tony Medina, Sami Miranda, Bonita Lee Penn, Joseph Ross and others. Surin states in the anthology’s introduction, “[Black Americans] have been denied the freedom to rise and enjoy a posture of equal citizenship for centuries. Despite that, Black resistance, in the face of such wrongdoing, has also been a historical staple of this land . . . this anthology is irrevocable evidence of Black people who continue to counterpunch against injustice in the ongoing prize-fight for equal human rights . . . these poets are calling for deep reflection and anti-racist action.” “Where We Stand” is available at cherrycastlepublishing.com