Van G. Garrett
Van G. Garrett is the winner of the 2017 Best Book of African American Poetry for his book, 49: Wings and Prayers, as announced by the Texas Association of Authors. Garrett is a poet and fiction writer. He is the author of Songs in Blue Negritude (poetry), ZURI: Selected Love Songs (poetry), The Iron Legs in the Trees (fiction), 49: Wings & Prayers (poetry), Lennox in Twelve (poetry), and Hog (poetry). Additionally, Van’s poetry and art have been featured and exhibited around the world. His updates and appearances can be found at www.vanggarrettpoet.com.