Lola E. Peters is an essayist and poet living in Seattle, WA. She serves as Editor-at-large for the South Seattle Emerald and has written articles for several publications including The Seattle Star and Crosscut. She writes essays to clear her mind and poetry to cleanse her soul. Her commitment to creating a just and equitable world forms the underpinning to her writing. Her poems have been published in multiple anthologies as well as her own two collections. In addition to her published poems, she has written commentary for and edited several online journals and newsletters. She also served as managing editor of a national newsletter for social justice activists.
Her first book of essays, The Truth About White People, is available at Elliott Bay Book Co. in Seattle, Third Place Books in Seward Park, and from online retailers. Her two volumes of poetry, Taboos and The Book of David: A Coming of Age Tale, are available at Third Place Books in Seward Park and online at lulu.com, barnesandnoble.com, and amazon.com. See the Publications page for more details.
Ms. Peters is a proud member of Seattle's African American Writers' Alliance (AAWA) and the Seattle Association of Black Journalists (SABJ). She has served on the board of Leadership Tomorrow and Technology Access Foundation. She is also a 2003 graduate of Leadership Tomorrow.