Karla Brundage MFA
About this speaker
Karla Brundage is a Bay Area based poet, activist, and educator. Born in Berkeley, California in the Summer of Love, Karla spent most of her childhood in Hawaii where she developed a deep love of nature. She is the founder of West Oakland to West Africa Poetry Exchange (WO2WA) and is a board member of the Before Columbus Foundation. She is co-editor of Colossus:Home which features poets from the Bay Area in solidarity with Moms4housing and advocating for housing justice. Her poetry, short stories and essays have been widely anthologized and can be found in Hip Mama, Literary Kitchen, sPARKLE & bLINK, Lockjaw, Nervous Ghost Press, Bamboo Ridge Press, Vibe and Konch Literary Magazine. She holds an MA in Education from San Francisco State University and an MFA from Mills College. In 2020, her poem Alabama Dirt was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work can be found at http://westoaklandtowestafrica.com/ as well as on https://www.karlabrundage.com/ .