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Charles Harper Webb

Fiction Writer, Poet
Long Beach, CA

Charles Harper Webb's numerous books of poetry include Reading the Water, Tulip Farms & Leper Colonies, Amplified Dog, and Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, which he edited. Shadow Ball: New & Selected Poems is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Among Webb's awards are the Morse Poetry Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Felix Pollock Prize, the Benjamin Saltman Prize, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poets of the New Century, Best American Poetry, and The Pushcart Prize. A former rock singer/guitarist, he is a licensed psychotherapist, and directs the MFA Program at California State University, Long Beach

David Westheimer

Fiction Writer
Los Angeles, CA

Denise R. Weuve

Long Beach, CA

Denise R. Weuve is a 2013 Pushcart Prize Nominee who lives in Southern California. Her poetry can be seen in the following magazines and online journals; Ambrosia, Bop Dead City, Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets, Carnival Literary Magazine, Circumference, Curio Poetry, Durable Goods, Emerge Literary Journal, Eunoia Review, Genre, Gutter Eloquence, Long Beach Union, Lummox Press, Manic Magazine, Napalm and Novocain, Pearl, Poppy Road Review, Pyrokinection, Red River Review, RipRap, San Pedro River Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, South coast Poetry Journal, The Camel Saloon, The Seeding. When she is not hibernating in the house with a rather malicious trickster muse, she teaches at Creative Writing & English at Cerritos high school. Recently, she has taken up interview local poets for Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets. She can be contacted at DeniseRWeuve.com

Jackson Wheeler

Ventura, CA

Saul Williams

Los Angeles , CA

Saul Williams is an acclaimed poet, musician and actor. The Trimark Pictures film Slam, which he co-wrote and starred in, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (1998), the Camera d’Or and the Audience Award for Best Picture at the Cannes Film Festival, and the World Distributors’ Award for Best Picture. He has also contributed to The New York Times, voiced Jean-Michel Basquiat in Downtown 81, and cut records with Rick Rubin and Trent Reznor. While being hailed for his writing and lyricism, Saul’s reputation is as a performer. He has performed in more than thirty countries and has been invited to share his work as a solo performer in such prestigious locations as the Sydney Opera House in Australia, The Louvre Museum, in France, The Market Theatre in South Africa, and the White House, in 2009, for Michelle Obama’s first “White House Poetry Jam.” He has spoken at more than 200 universities where his poetry has been added to the curriculum of dozens of creative writing programs and is increasingly taught on both high school and junior high school levels. Saul has taught poetry and performance workshops for youth and artists across the world and in 2008 joined the faculty of Stanford University as a guest professor for one semester where he was allowed to create his own course: The Muse, Musings, & Music. Saul’s published writings include his books S/HE (1999), ,said the shotgun to the head. (2003), and The Dead Emcee Scrolls (2006). He lives in New York. Visit his website at www.SaulWilliams.com.

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