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), ZURISelected 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