The Poetry Project

Harmony Holiday

Harmony is featured in a low-resolution portrait-formatted selfie, cropped from the shoulders up. She is wearing a grey tank top, thin gold chain necklace with a small round pendant, and her hair is in a ponytail and draped over her shoulder.

Harmony is a writer, dancer, archivist, and the author of 5 collections of poetry including Hollywood Forever and the forthcoming Maafa (Jan. 2022). She curates an archive of griot poetics and a related performance series at LA’s MOCA and a music and archive venue 2220arts that she runs with several friends, also in Los Angeles. She has received the Motherwell Prize from Fence Books, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a NYFA fellowship, a Schomburg Fellowship, a California Book Award, and a research fellowship from Harvard. She’s currently showing a film commissioned for LA’s 2020-21, and working on a collection of essays and a biography of Abbey Lincoln, in addition to other writing, film, and curatorial projects.