Individual poems have appeared in The New Ohio Review, Hotel Amerika, The Hudson Review, The Antioch Review, Ploughshares, Plume and The New Yorker. My ms. "Open 24 Hours" won The Blue Lynx Poetry Prize and was published by Lynx House Press in 2014. I have an interest in Noir -- film noir and the poem noir -- and my essay "(Never)Out of the Past: Noir and the Poetry of Lynda Hull" appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books. My defining essay, "The Poem Noir--Too Dark to Be Depressed," was published by New Mexico's Malpais Review. I am co-publisher of a new imprint, The Pacific Coast Poetry Series/ Beyond Baroque Books, and editor of its first publication, "Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond," named of the 10 best books of the year in The Los Angeles Times' year-end issue. I have taught for many years through the UCLA Extension Writers' program, poetry workshops beginning through advanced, as well as special focus courses on the persona poem and the poem noir.
Publications and Prizes
In Danger (Roundhouse Press, 1999)
California Poetry from the Goldrush to the Present (Heyday Books, 2004), Poems of the American West (Knopf, 2002)
Agenda, Antioch Review, Hudson Review, Los Angeles Review, Ploughshares, Poetry International, Pool, Solo
Drama-Logue Awards for Playwriting in 1987 and 1989.
Blue Lynx Poetry Prize for my ms. "Open 24 Hours" 2013
Beyond Baroque's George Drury Smith Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award, 2015
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Severed Head by Iris Murdoch
Play it As it Lays by Joan Didion
Song of Soloman by Toni Morrison
Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
Heart of the Matter by Graham Green
The Dig and Hotel Fiesta (poetry) by Lynn Emanuel
Collector of Cold Weather (poetry) by Lawrence Raab
Anecdote for Night (poetry) by Marsha de la O
Coronado: Stories by Dennis Lehane
The Comanche Empire (non-fiction) by Pekka Hamalainen
Poetry Los Angeles (critical study)by Lawrence Goldstein
The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (non-fiction)by T.E. Lawrence
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Listing last updated: June 2, 2016