Lana Lockhart is a teacher, scholar, and poet who has performed at many local venues and community events. Recently, she was the featured spoken word artist for the West End Black History program. She was also featured a few years ago at the "Power of the Penny" campaign rally to bring MARTA back to Clayton County. This is her first time performing at the Decatur Book Festival. Currently Lana is a lecturer in the English department at Spelman College and she notes that she gets her inspiration from the revolutionary women of the Black Arts Movement.