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The Alley Cat Readings 5:
A Program / Anthology of L.A. Poets

Michael Andrews (Editor), Jack Grapes (Editor)


Bombshelter Press, 1976 108pp

Work presented at 1976 readings at Brighella's Alley Cat Restaurant in Hermosa Beach, CA by Michael Andrews, Dennis Ellman, Eloise Klein Healy, Curtis Lyle, Clark McCann, Doraine Poretz, Steve Richmond, Kita Shantiris. Photography by Dick Miller.

The Editors

Michael Andrews
is co-founder/publisher/editor with Jack Grapes of Bombshelter Press and ONTHEBUS, living, for the moment, in L.A. and getting by. He has published 7 books of poetry, and 3 fine print poetry/photography portfolios. He has traveled around the world twice, spent time in Vietnam and Iran, rode a motorcycle to Peru, ran the San Juan River and recently spent a month in the Peruvian Amazon. His leg was seriously damaged in a motorcycle accident in 1987. He is currently working on two novels, a book of speculative philosophy, and creating photographic and poetry montages as digital images. He works as a computer programmer/analyst. He worked as a civilian in Vietnam from 1969 through 1971.
Jack Grapes
is an award-winning poet, playwright, actor and teacher, recipient of numerous fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. He's the author of 13 books of poetry, and also wrote and starred in Circle of Will, which ran for several years in Hollywood and won drama critic awards for Best Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor.