Michael Marcus writer
Michael Marcus currently lives in the erstwhile barrio of Glassel Park, along with his wonderful wife and two aging cats. He was born in Freeport, Long Island, or as heRead more.
Maisha Z Johnson writer and editor
Maisha Z. Johnson is writer and editor living in Oakland, CA. She has an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University and she studied creative writing at San Francisco State University.Read more.
Russell Jaffe author of the poetry collection
Russell Jaffe is a junior high teacher at The Chicago Free School and formerly—maybe someday again—was Co-Editor and MC/coordinator of Strange Cage, a chapbook poetry press and reading series. HeRead more.
Hannah Wehr creator of The Hollywood Institute of Poetics
Hannah Wehr has spent seven years teaching poetry, creative writing, and Language Arts in juvenile correctional facilities throughout California. She has spent six years as a performance poet, college lecturer,Read more.
Lee Quarnstrom Beatnik.Born
Lee Quarnstrom has asked his wife to order just one memorial word on his gravestone – Beatnik.Born in a small Washington lumber mill town and raised for the most partRead more.
Michele McDannold poet
Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, Michele McDannold grew up in the nearby village of Meredosia, population never more than 1200. She has lived in west central Illinois most of her lifeRead more.
A.D. Winans author of over sixty books
A. D. Winans is a native San Francisco award-winning poet and writer.He is the author of over sixty books of poetry and prose, including North Beach Poems, North Beach Revisited,Read more.
Nadia Bruce-Rawlings stories with cathartic realism
Nadia uses grains of her often, gritty life to infuse her stories with cathartic realism. Her stories “Fire” and “Scars” have both been finalists in Glimmer Train’s writing contests andRead more.
Hollie Hardy Master of Fine Arts in Poetry
HOLLIE HARDY can teach you how to survive anything. She is an adjunct English instructor at Berkeley City College and lecturer at San Francisco State University, where she received aRead more.
S.A. Griffin lives, loves and works in Los Angeles
S.A. Griffin lives, loves and works in Los Angeles. A Cadillac wrangling Carma Bum progenitor, S.A. is the co-editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. In 2010 he created TheRead more.
Joel Landmine Underground poet
Underground poet Joel Landmine was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He got his start at the now-defunct Tenderloin Reading Series and has been a mainstay ofRead more.
SB Stokes fourth generation Californian
SB Stokes, a fourth generation Californian, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and is one of the founders of Beast Crawl, Oakland’sRead more.
Alexandra Naughton California native
Alexandra Naughton is a writer in Oakland, California. Her zine, Be About It, is something to see, so look for it. She hopes Billy Corgan reads her book of Love SongsRead more.
Frank Reardon published in various reviews, journals, and online zines
Frank Reardon was born in 1974 in Boston, Massachusetts and spent his first 28 years living there. Since then, he has lived all over the country, in places such as Alabama, KansasRead more.
Pleasant Gehman Hollywood icon: writer, dancer, actor, musician and painter
Pleasant Gehman is a true renaissance woman: writer, dancer, actor, musician and painter.A Hollywood icon, during the 1970’s, she was one of the first punks in Los Angeles, documenting theRead more.
Dennis Cruz Los Angeles native
Dennis Cruz is a Los Angeles native who has been writing prose, poetry, and fiction for over 20 years. Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, his family immigrated to theRead more.
Jack Grisham Hypnotist and a storyteller
Jack Grisham lives with his wife Robin and their four children in a haunted schoolhouse in Huntington Beach California. He is a Hypnotist and a storyteller, a surfer, and theRead more.
Yvonne de la Vega LA Poet
Poet Yvonne de la Vega’s body of work is compiled in her first book. The book’s Foreword is a wonderful contribution by Ray Manzarek of The Doors. An author himself,Read more.
Rich Ferguson performed across the country
Rich Ferguson has performed across the country and has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Wanda Coleman, Exene Cervenka, T.C. Boyle, Loudon Wainwright, Bob Holman, and many other esteemed poetsRead more.
Carolyn Srygley-Moore from York, Pennsylvania
Carolyn Srygley-Moore was born in York, Pennsylvania. She graduated, with awards, from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She has been published by numerous reviews and anthologies. Most recently her workRead more.
C. V. Auchterlonie contemporary poet of Deep Cove
C.V. Auchterlonie is a contemporary poet of Deep Cove, North Saanich, BC, where she currently resides with her family. She originally hails from Takapuna, New Zealand. She has spent two-thirdsRead more.
Danny Baker runaway at 14
Danny Baker, a runaway at 14 from the facade of a gilded house in the hills above Los Angeles, has seen life from the gutters to the towers. A high-schoolRead more.
A. Razor Los Angeles writer
A. Razor was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1963, and brought to California at the age of one. Raised with a strong desire to read and write, but an evenRead more.
Iris Berry Co-founder of Punk Hostage Press
Iris Berry is the co-founder of Punk Hostage Press. She is a native Angeleno who writes about her personal experiences from the sun-baked asphalt and violence on the streets of PacoimaRead more.