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Twelve Los Angeles Poets

Jack Grapes (Editor)


Bombshelter Press, 2001 224pp

ISBN: 0-941017-14-1

Another in the ONTHEBUS Poets Series of anthologies celebrating the vitality and diversity of Los Angeles poetry. These twelve poets explore the Southern California quest, that American search for the Grail borne out of a sterile world of fears and lusts, of human beings waiting for some sign or promise of redemption. The poets in this collection transform the Unreal City at the heart of T.S. Eliot's "wasteland" to that other city inside our heads, our fantasies, our dreams, our memories mixed with desire. Work by Ruth Bavetta, Chiwan Choi, Sharon Duncan, Alan Fox, James Gregory, Jean Katz, Wayne Liebman, Candace Moore, Susan Salomon Neiman, Caron Perkal, Elaine Warick, and Vicki Whicker.

The Editor

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.