The following excerpt was sent out from The Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Times’ Image is thrilled to announce that Harmony Holiday is joining the magazine as a contributing writer. Holiday will be a key voice in the magazine’s ongoing mission to tell stories about L.A. life, style and culture in an authentic, rigorous and original way.
Readers of Image will recognize Holiday from her genre-bending piece on encountering Sun Ra’s ghost, a poetic collaboration with artists Nikita Gale and Arthur Jafa. In her role at Image, Holiday, who was born and raised in L.A., will continue to unearth exciting and underknown histories that have been central to the city and the people who live here.
Holiday brings a cross-disciplinary perspective to her work as a writer, dancer, archivist and filmmaker. She is the author of five collections of poetry, including “Hollywood Forever” and “Maafa,” and is a curator. She has received the Motherwell Prize from Fence Books, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a NYFA fellowship, a Schomburg Fellowship, a California Book Award, a research fellowship from Harvard and a teaching fellowship from UC Berkeley.
Holiday is currently working on a collection of essays for Duke University Press, a biography of Abbey Lincoln and an exhibition on backstage culture for the Kitchen in New York, in addition to other writing, film and curatorial projects.
Los Angeles Times’ Image magazine explores the intersection of style, culture, fashion and beauty through a unique L.A. lens. Print issues are delivered to Times 7-day subscribers throughout the year, with limited copies available at various locations around the city, including Issa Rae’s Hilltop coffee shops, and in the Times’ online store. The next print issue is due out March 18. The magazine is also available digitally at latimes.com/imageand on the Times mobile app.