Friday Authors

 


Thomas Allbaugh
Thomas Allbaugh

Thomas Allbaugh

Thomas Allbaugh is an associate professor of English at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California, where he coordinates the Freshman Writing Seminar program and teaches undergraduate courses in Composition Theory, Rhetorical Theory, and Creative Nonfiction. He has published stories and essays in Writing on the Edge, In Touch, Perspectives, Relief, Mars Hill Review, and Navigating the Heavens, an online literary journal. Currently, he is working on a novel. He also has written Pretexts for Writing, a textbook for First Year college writing courses. A second edition of Pretexts is scheduled for release this September.
Lloyd Aquino
Pam Arterburn
John Brantingham
T. Anders Carson
Scott Creley
Michelle Dougherty


B. H. Fairchild
B. H. Fairchild

B. H. Fairchild

B. H. Fairchild has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the recipient of the William Carlos Williams Award, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Aiken Taylor Award, the Arthur Rense Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN Center USA West Poetry Award, among others. His work appears widely and he has taught at numerous institutions. He is currently a professor of English at the University of North Texas.


Simon Fruelund
Simon Fruelund

Simon Fruelund

Simon Fruelund is the author of five books, among them Mælk (1997)—to be published by SFWP as Milk and Other Stories—and Panamericana (2012). His work has been translated into Italian, Swedish, and English, and his short stories have appeared in a number of magazines across the U.S, including World Literature Today, Redivider, and Absinthe. For nine years Fruelund worked as an editor at Denmark’s largest publishing house, Gyldendal, but is now writing full time.
Diane Glancy
Jeffrey Graessley
Michaelsun Knapp


Suzanne Lummis
Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis is the founding director of The Los Angeles Poetry Festival, which produced, together with Beyond Baroque, the 25-event, citywide series, “Night and the City: L.A. Noir in Poetry, Fiction and Film” in 2011.  She is the Literary Director for The Arroyo Arts Collective’s, “Poetry in the Windows,” the popular public art project that for five placed the work of Los Angeles poets in shop windows and will resume in 2014.  She has poems forthcoming in the debut issue of an ambitious new literary magazine edited by Christopher Buckley, Miramar, in Solo Novo published by Glenna Luschei, and a defining essay on the Poem Noir for New Mexico’s Malpais Review, for which she is the California correspondent.Her next collection, Open 24 Hours, will be published by Red Hen Press.


Daniel McGinn
Daniel McGinn

Daniel McGinn

Daniel McGinn has written about poetry for Next Magazine and the OC Weekly. His poems have appeared in a lot of publications, including Spillway, Pearl, Donut Touch Me, Tide Pools, Don’t Blame the Mug and Aim for the Head (an anthology of zombie poetry.) He has had several chapbooks included in the Laguna Poets chapbook series. Daniel’s first full length book of poems, 1000 Black Umbrellas, was recently released by Write Bloody.  He is currently enrolled in the low residency master’s in writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Ruth Nolan


Ruth Nolan

Ruth Nolan

Ruth Nolan is a southern California native who was born in San Bernardino and grew up in a remote part of the Mojave Desert. She is a poet and writer who blogs for award-winning KCET Artbound, Los Angeles and for Heyday Books. She is editor of No Place for a Puritan: the literature of California’s deserts (Heyday Books 2009,) and a contributor to Heyday’s landmark anthology, Inlandia: A Literary Journey through Southern California’s Inland Empire (2006.) Her poetry has appeared recently in San Diego Poetry Annual 2012-13; Beyond the Arroyo, 2012 Anthology; San Diego Poetry Annual 2012 and Fresh Ink , Oct 2012; New California Writing 2011(Heyday;) Night Becomes the Night – Los Angeles Noir Poetry (2011) Crow and Raven: California Writers on Crows and Ravens (2011); and Inlandia: A Literary Journey. A scholar of California desert & Native American literature, she teaches creative writing and literature at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, and lectures widely on issues related to California desert literature and conservation.
Alan Passman


  Alan Passman strives for impossibility. His aesthetic, one that blends blatant pop cultural nerdery with red hot American male deviancy, masks the empathetic heart of one who has hurt and one who has been hurt. He has had two chapbooks, Pop Monger and These Vertigo Transmissions, published by Viva Vox Press. Ever the renaissance man, he is not only a poet and a writer of prose but also a musician in the Los Angeles-based band The Terrapin. He received his BA and MFA from Cal State Long Beach for Creative Writing and Poetry respectively. Currently, he teaches English as a Second Language at CSULB.


Paula Priamos
  Paula Priamos’s writing has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and the Washington Post Magazine. An excerpt of her memoir appeared in ZYZZYVA. She contributed to the anthology Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer (Random House, 2008). Priamos teaches English and Creative Writing at CSU San Bernardino.Her book, The Shyster’s Daughter: A Memoir (Etruscan Press, 2012), is a story of love, crime, and the unbreakable bond between father and daughter. Priamos’s father, a high-profile Greek defense attorney, died under mysterious circumstances. When she began to investigate, she discovered a side to him that wreaked havoc with her family’s cherished image of him as a hard-working, honest man. Her findings eventually led to a stunning revelation on how we choose to remember family.
Ara Shirinyan


G. Murray Thomas
G. Murray Thomas

G. Murray Thomas

G. Murray Thomas has been an active part of the SoCal poetry scene for over 20 years. He has performed throughout the L.A. area and beyond. He was the editor and publisher of Next… Magazine, a poetry calendar/newsmagazine for Southern California. Next… Magazine was published monthly between 1994 and 1998. News Clips & Ego Trips, a collection of articles from Next…, was just published by Write Bloody Press. Thomas currently edits a monthly listing of poetry events for Poetix.net, the source for information about SoCal poetry. He is also the Reviews Editor for Poetix. His most recent book of poetry is My Kidney Just Arrived, published by Tebot Bach in 2011. His previous books are Cows on the Freeway and Paper Shredders, an anthology of surf writing. He has also published five chapbooks, and has been widely published in various literary magazines. More information can be found at gmurraythomas.com.


Thomas R. Thomas
Thomas R. Thomas

Thomas R. Thomas

Thomas R. Thomas was born in Los Angeles, CA, and grew up in the San Gabriel Valley west of LA. Currently he lives in Long Beach, CA. For his day job he is a software QA Analyst. He volunteers at Tebot Bach in Huntington Beach. Thomas has been published in Don’t Blame the Ugly Mug: 10 Years of 2 Idiots Peddling Poetry, Creepy Gnome, Carnival, Pipe Dream, Bank Heavy Press, Conceit Magazine, Electric Windmill & Marco Polo. Thomas has recently come out with Scorpio, an eChapbook published by Carnival . In early 2013 Thomas will be coming out with a book of poems by World Parade Books. Check out his web site at www.thomasrthomas.org
Michael Torres
Bruce Williams

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