this was about a panel I'm assembling, but:
But the whole idea of nodding to multiculturalism through tokenism is a bit revolting to me.
The PIP anthology includes at least three African-American So Cal residents, Coleman, Alexander, and Mullen. Generally, the more typical anthologies, if they include one of the three, include only Coleman. The formal / academics don't include Mullen, although she uses constraint, blues stanza, and is an academic. Why? I dunno.