Quincy Troupe

Poet Quincy Troupe's most recent book of poetry Duende: Poems, 1966 – Now was published in January 2022 by Seven Stories Press. Quincy Troupe is a biographer, journalist, professor, spoken word performer with noted musicians, an alumnus of the Watts Writers Workshop, associated with the Black Arts Movement, and a former California Poet Laureate. Troupe may be the only American poet to have co-written two bestselling autobiographies, one of which, Miles: The Autobiography, is considered a milestone of contemporary jazz biography. He co-wrote The Pursuit of Happyness, which spent over 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.