Saturday Authors

 


Anna Badua


Tony Barnstone
Tony Barnstone

Tony Barnstone

Tony BarnstoneTony Barnstone is the Albert Upton Professor of English at Whittier College. His books of poems include Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki (BKMK Press, 2009, winner of the John Ciardi Prize in Poetry), The Golem of Los Angeles (Red Hen Press, 2008, winner, Benjamin Saltman Award);Sad Jazz: Sonnets(Sheep Meadow Press, 2005); and Impure: Poems by Tony Barnstone (University Press of Florida, 1998), in addition to the chapbook Naked Magic (Main Street Rag). He is also a distinguished translator of Chinese poetry and literary prose and an editor of literary textbooks. His books in these areas are widely utilized. Among his awards are a fellowship from the NEA, a fellowship from the California Arts Council, a Pushcart Prize, and 1st place in in the 2008 Strokestown Poetry Prize. He is the recipient of many national poetry prizes and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council.


Laurel Ann Bogen
Laurel Ann Bogen

Laurel Ann Bogen

Laurel Ann Bogen is the author of 10 books of poetry and short fiction including Washing a Language,Fission,The Last Girl in the Land of the Butterflies,The Burning, Do Iguanas Dance, Under the Moonlight? and Rag Tag We Kiss. From 1996 until 2002 she was literary curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she coordinated the Writers in Focus poetry series and co-authored a grant sponsored by Poets and Writers, linking the museum’s education department with Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center to create a writers-in-residence program. She has been an instructor of poetry and performance for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program since 1990 and received the Outstanding Instructor of the Year in Creative Writing in 2008. Selected “Best Female Poet/Performer” by the L.A. Weekly in their Best of L.A. issue she is well-known for her lively readings and is a founding member of the acclaimed poetry performance troupe, Nearly Fatal Women.


James Brown


Christopher Buckley
Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley was a Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry for 2007-2008, and has been awarded the James Dickey Prize for 2008 from Five Points Magazine. He received a Fulbright Award in Creative Writing to the former Yugoslavia, four Pushcart Prizes, two awards from the Poetry Society of America, and is the recipient of NEA grants in poetry for 2001 and 1984. He is also the author of many books of poetry, including: And the Sea from The Sheep Meadow press in New York, White Shirt from University of Tampa Press, and Sky, also from The Sheep Meadow Press. In 2008, his fifteenth book was published: Modern History: Prose Poems 1987-2007 from Tupelo Press. Christopher is also the editor of many fine collections including:Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics from California which he edited with Gary Young, How much earth from The Roundhouse Press, and The Geography of Poets from Heyday Books.“Getting there” — Poetry Magazine, May 2012


Michael Buckley


Scott Creley


Bart Edelman


Stephanie Hammer
Stephanie Hammer

Stephanie Hammer

Stephanie Hammer is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee who writes short fiction with a magical realist slant. Originally a poet, she dabbles in the non-fiction essay and is currently working on a novel length manuscript. Hammer is also a recognized, award-winning college instructor who meshes literary analysis, cultural theory, and creative expression. Affiliated with the University of California, Riverside, she teaches courses on pedagogy, creative writing, and world literature.


Eloise Klein Healy
Eloise Klein Healy

Eloise Klein Healy

Eloise Klein Healy is the first poet laureate of Los Angeles. As an editor, Healy is also active in the world of small-press publishing. She co-founded ECO-ARTS, a venture combining ecotourism and the arts, and in 2006 established Arktoi Books, an imprint with Red Hen Press specializing in the work of lesbian writers. She was the Grand Prize winner of the Los Angeles Poetry Festival Competition, and other honors include grants from the California Arts Council and the City of Los Angeles, residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Dorland Mountain Colony, and several Pushcart Prize nominations. Healy’s work has been featured in many anthologies, including The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave (2001), Another City: Writing from Los Angeles (2001), and The Geography of Home: California’s Poetry of Place (1999).


Donna Hilbert


Glen Hirshberg


Kevin Lee


Gerald Locklin


Zach Locklin


Tamara Madison


Clint Margrave


Bill Mohr


Eric Morago


Wendy Rainey


Luke Salazar


Luke Salazar


Jo Scott-Coe


Sergei Smirnoff


Clifton Snider


Laurie Stevens


Paul Tayyar


Charles Harper Webb
Charles Harper Webb

Charles Harper Webb

Charles Harper Webb, has published ten books of poetry, including Reading the Water, Liver,Tulip Farms & Leper Colonies, Hot Popsicles, and Amplified Dog.  Shadow Ball: New and Selected Poems was published in 2009 by the University of Pittsburgh press, which also published What Things Are Made Of in 2013.  Webb’s awards in poetry include the Morse Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Felix Pollock Prize, and the Benjamin Saltman Prize.  His poems have appeared in American Poetry ReviewParis ReviewIowa Review,PloughsharesMichigan Quarterly ReviewPoets of the New CenturyBest American Poetry, and The Pushcart Prize. A former professional rock musician and a psychotherapist, he is the editor of Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, and recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, a fellowship from the Guggenheim foundation, and the CSULB Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award.


Elder Zamora


Ray Zepeda

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