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Some Life

Jack Grapes


Bombshelter Press, 1986 24pp

Very rare chapbook with 12 poems. One of Bombshelter's first publications.

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.


Grapes' work appears to reflect the influence of Charles Bukowski. Such influence is no detriment. His work holds together well with a fine sense of irony and humor that made me laugh aloud several times.

Brian D. Boyer, Chicago Literary Times