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Jack Grapes


Bombshelter Press, 2001

The first full-length recording by the Los Angeles writer and actor.

The Author

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.


I can't compare Jack Grapes to anyone, nor find an underlying influence at work. He seems to have absorbed the best of them all and used what he likes to forge his own unmistakable style. Jack Grapes is a writer who can spin magic from everyday English, and who will keep your eyes glued to the very last line.


Grapes writes poems that operate somewhere in the middle ground between pop culture and philosophy.

David Antin, Los Angeles Weekly