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| Jawanza Dumisani is a PEN Fellow and recipient of a 2005 PEN AWARD. He was selected by Beyond Baroque as an up and coming in the 2003 Los Angeles Poetry Festival. Jawanza is also the recipient of the 2002 The World Stage scholarship to UCLA Extension where he studied with Suzanne Lummis. His first collection Stoetry; a chapbook published on FarStarFire Press, 2003. His first full-length collection will be published on Tsehai Press in Fall 2009. His poems appear in a number of journals in and outside of CA, both print and online. He is the current Director of Literary Programming for The World Stage in Leimert Park Village in Los Angeles.