The Poet and the Poem
Featured Marita Golden
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Marita Golden is the author of 20 works of fiction and nonfiction. Her books include the novels The Wide Circumference of Love, After and The Edge of Heaven and the memoirs Migrations of the Heart, Saving Our Sons and DonÉt Play in the Sun One WomanÉs Journey Through the Color Complex and the anthologies which she edited, Us Against Alzheimer's Stories of Family Love and Faith and Gumbo A Celebration of African American Writing which she edited with the novelist, E. Lynn Harris. Her most recent work of nonfiction is The Strong Black Woman How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women. She is the recipient of many awards including the Writers for Writers Award presented by Barnes & Noble and Poets and Writers, an award from the Authors Guild, and the Fiction Award for her novel After awarded by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She has lectured and read from her work internationally.