- Manifest what you want to see! That worked for Michael to see his poetry translated into Chinese, which led to the launch of Two Languages. One Culture. (see link below)
- MIchael’s spark is social change–driving the change he wants to see in the world.
- The book he edited, Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin was titled to convey how long there has been this type of violence against the Black Community. The book (buy it here) features poems of 43 of America’s most talented African American wordsmiths, along with a photo and bio for each.
- Life is a trajectory–Michael will be creating as long as he’s here.
- Gwendolyn Brooks was a friend and mentor.
- Warr loves to see poetry placed in public places*.
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More About Michael and His Work
His daily posts on happenings in the poetry world including book releases, awards, poetry events, opportunities, and the unexpected can be found at Poetry, Etc. The Armageddon of Funk by Michael Warr.
For Chinese translations of my poems by poet/translator Chun Yu and our Two Languages/One Community collaboration bringing African American and Chinese communities together go to: https://
Additionally, check out:
Tracing Poetic Memory where Michael used poetry and digital technology to find clues of his family history in a once predominantly African American neighborhood in San Francisco that his family left when he was seven years old.
To buy Michael’s most recent book Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin online from the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) go to https://bit.ly/3fCZWkM. For all his books: https://amzn.to/2YNTYb6.
More links for Michael Warr (some are duplicates)
Of Poetry & Protest — From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (Norton, 2016)
Tracing Poetic Memory in Bayview Hunters Point (Creative Work Fund / BVHP YMCA project)
For updates on my art and consulting see Creative Work by Michael Warr. This link omits key information on mobile devices.
*See masspoetry.org shared by viewer Wendy Swart Grossman.