Buddy Bolden (1877-1931), Cornetist, New Orleans, considered by many to be the “father” of Jazz, committed to asylum for schizophrenia until his death, very little known of him or his music.
Buddy. a lit zine.
The Buddy team started with poets and writers in Oakland, Albuquerque and Minneapolis. In January 2018, the Founder (Welper) relocated to Denver and continues to develop Buddy with a great team from across the US.
In the first year, Buddy could be found as advertised or mentioned in the following: AWP’s The Writer’s Chronicle, Duotrope, Entropy’s Where To Submit, Poets & Writers’ Guide to the Book Deal and the May/June 2018 issue.
Buddy also participated at: Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair (September 2017), Denver Zine Fest (June 2018).
Buddy respects all people who face any MH issue either personally or second-hand.
Buddy celebrates the use of writing and poetics to cope with and address MH.
Buddy attempts to increase awareness of the abilities of those affected by MH.
Educate about MH and creative writing and how they interact with each other.
Curate community programs such as readings and panel discussions.
Connect MH patients to more literature while hospitalized.
Connect MH facilities and the literary community.
Connect people via more interpersonal social interactions.