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Larry Colker is a long-time co-host of the weekly Redondo Poets reading at Coffee Cartel in Redondo Beach, CA. His entry was selected by Charles Harper Webb as winner of the 2006 California Writers Exchange poetry contest sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc. His work has appeared widely in print and online, and in anthologies. He has printed four chapbooks: At the Curb, Car Waiting, Boy Standing (1997), What the Lizard Knows: New and Selected Poems (2003), Hunger Crossing (2006, with Danielle Grilli), and Girl with Tattooed Heart, Boy Standing (2008). In 2013 Tebot Bach pubished his first full collection, Amnesia and Wings. He is an instructional designer in healthcare, and lives in Burbank, CA.
Los Angeles, CA
Brendan Constantine's work has appeared in FIELD, Ploughshares, Zyzzyva, Ninth Letter, Poetry Daily, ArtLife, and Hotel Amerika among other journals. His first book, Letters To Guns (2009 Red Hen Press), is now taught extensively in schools across the nation. His most recent collections are Birthday Girl With Possum (2011 Write Bloody Publishing) and Calamity Joe (2012 Red Hen Press). He has received grants and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A popular performer, Brendan has presented his work to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, also appearing on NPR's “All Things Considered,” KPFK's “Inspiration House,” numerous podcasts, and YouTube. He teaches creative writing at the Windward School and adjunct professor at Antioch University. In addition, he regularly conducts workshops for hospitals, foster homes, & with the Alzhheimer’s Poetry Project.