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The Alley Cat Readings 4

Michael Andrews (Editor), Jack Grapes (Editor)


Bombshelter Press, 1976

Works selected from three readings in the Summer of 1976 at the Alley Cat Restaurant. Groups represented in these readings are the Venice Poetry Workshop, The Women's Workshop, and the Radical Poets Cooperative. Authors include Marcus J. Grapes, Jay Jenkins, Bob Greenfield, Priscilla Hood, Doraine Poretz, Cassius Sargent, Cheryl Schilling, Dennis Holt, Frances Dean Smith, Michael Tracy, Bonnie Desjardins, Chris Desjardins, Steve Lynn, Kita Shantiris, Bob Flanagan, Carol Marsh, Dave Schulman, Linda Backlund, Barry Simons, James Krusoe, Michael Andrews, Peter Kriener, Elliot Fried, Bruce MacCarter, Rod Bradley, Loren Paul Caplin, Dan Ilves, Sarah Rose Rolfe, Nancy Shiffrin, Jilly Laurens, Roger Taus, Ben Pleasants, Don Ford. Art (graphics and photos) by Sari Staggs (a color cutaway cover), Dick Miller (including a b&w foldout photo), Hella Hammid, Steven Snyder, Francisco McBride, Alice Villanueva Scott.

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.