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The New Los Angeles Poets

Jack Grapes (Editor)


Bombshelter Press, 1990 208pp

ISBN: 0-941017-10-9

This anthology offers selections from the works of 57 Los Angeles poets, continuing a long tradition of publishing by independent presses.

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.


The poetry in this collection is freewheeling and personal, a brisk selection of some of the best poets now writing in Los Angeles.

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