Eddie Bell is retired university educator, writer, poet, and freelance journalist/photographer. His new poetry collection, Recrudescence: Poetry in the Key of Black, was released April 2019. It is an eclectic mix of socially conscious poetry, a poetic treatise on the male nemesis, prostate cancer, and a poetic memoir, Hallelujah Anyhow, written by him of his mother, whom he never knew because she died when he was only two years old. The collection, Eddie’s fourth, has been illustrated (and designed) by contemporary African American, Mexican, and white artists.
His work has been translated into French and Russian. He served as poet-in-residence at California State University San Bernardino
Eddie Bell has been a youth advocate his entire professional career and is a pioneer in providing higher educational opportunity to students-of-color through the development innovative programs and approaches, enabling them to gain admission to the State University of New York. He currently is a member of the Arts Advisory Committee for the Friendship Day School for Science and the Arts, Charlotte, NC and recently conducted a well-regarded poetry workshop for its kindergarten students.
He resides in Charlotte, NC.
Event Type(s): Poetry & Writing
Age Group(s): All ages, Adult, Seniors