Wanda Evans Coleman

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Birthday
13, 1946
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Nov 22, 2013 (67)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1946
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Nov 22, 2013 (67)

About

American poet and author who is best known for works such as Mercurochrome and African Sleeping Sickness. Her later works include The World Falls Away and The Riot Inside Me.

Before Fame

She was raised in Los Angeles' Watts neighborhood by a seamstress mother and an ex-boxer father.

Trivia

She received a Daytime Drama Emmy Award for her writing.

Family Life

She had three children and three marriages. Her third marriage was to poet Austin Strauss.

Associated With

She harshly criticized Maya Angelou's work, A Song Flung Up to Heaven.

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