December 12, 2013

short statement on Wanda Coleman by Juan Felipe Herrera



For a link to a short memory by Juan Felipe Herrera on Wanda Coleman, go here:

1 comment:

bryworld said...

Re: THE WANDA COLEMAN PROJECT TRAILER Directed by Bob Bryan.

THE WANDA COLEMAN PROJECT TRAILER Directed by Bob Bryan.
The first Official trailer for the full-on Documentary Interview with the Brilliant Poet / Writer / Journalist Wanda Coleman.

This is THE Must-See interview if you've ever loved Wanda or if you're interested in finding out what her beautiful life was all about. Interview plus Poetry readings. 90 minutes of unadulterated magic. Check it out for the holidays!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klJEGsE0T_c

Another Documentary where Wanda can be viewed (GV6 THE ODYSSEY:Poets, Passion & Poetry)
http://www.graffitiverite.com/index_files/Page449.htm

THE BOB BRYAN EFFECT
Commentary by Wanda Coleman, Writer & Journalist - Los Angeles

Given that I am from the African-American subculture where questions are used to intimidate, oppress and confuse, it is rare that I enjoy either conducting interviews, or being the subject of them. However, independent and direct in his manner, and radiating empathy (without being precious or solicitous), Bob Bryan interviews his subjects in an unforgettable manner.

Cool yet excited, all in the same moment, he is asks frank, inoffensive questions of genuine interest. At times his questions are startling, because they force the interviewee to assess and summarize quickly, leaving very little opportunity for " B.S.". He does not arouse suspicion, and does not give off the impression that he has some hidden agenda other than the subject at hand. Because of his careful research, he asks questions that have not been asked 100 times before. (In my case, he asked about how I think! This seldom happens.) This does not mean that a Bob Bryan interview is easy. It is not, because, in my case, it demanded that I do some sharp and quick thinking on timeworn-and-worry swollen feet.

Bob Bryan may not know it, but he asks consummate "clean" questions, questions that are free of the sociological garbage of assumption, implication and innuendo - questions that told me, in my case, that he was open to what I had to say, and that if he had any preconceptions, he was keeping them to himself. The Bob Bryan experience is lean, comfortable and professional, and one of the best I've ever had.
---Wanda Coleman, Writer, Poet