JIBADE-KHALIL HUFFMAN is an artist living in Los Angeles. He is the author of three books of poems, 19 Names For Our Band (Fence, 2008), James Brown is Dead (Future Plan and Program, 2011), and Sleeper Hold (Fence, 2015). His art and writing projects have been exhibited and performed at MoMA/PS1, the Hammer Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Public Fiction, Marianne Boesky East, and Southern Exposure. Educated at Bard College (BA), Brown University (MFA, Literary Arts), and USC (MFA, Studio Art), his awards include the Grolier Poetry Prize, the Jerome Foundation Travel Grant, and fellowships from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Millay Colony for the Arts.
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: American city, prone for too long to the temptations associated with its homegrown industries, is “discovered” by some writer at the New York Times.