Jerry Garcia


11217 Valley Spring Lane
North Hollywood, CA 91602

Author's Bio

Jerry Garcia is a poet, photographer and filmmaker from Los Angeles, California. His poetry has been seen in various journals and anthologies, including Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, Coiled Serpent Anthology, Voices from Leimert Park Redux, and Snorted the Moon and Doused the Sun: An Addiction Anthology. He has three books of poetry, the full-length collection Trumpets in the Sky (2022 Moon Tide Press,) On Summer Solstice Road (2016 Green Tara Press,) and a chapbook Hitchhiking With the Guilty (2010 GND Press.)

Jerry is a past director of the Valley Contemporary Poets and former President of Beyond Baroque’s board of trustees in Venice, California. He has also been a producer and editor of television commercials, documentaries and motion picture previews. Jerry lives with his wife Becky and their poetic dog Japhy in the San Fernando Valley of So Cal.




Publications & Prizes

The Coiled Serpent (Tia Chucha Press, 2016)
Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (Beyond Baroque, 2015)
The Night Goes On all Night (Ain't Got No Press, 2011)
Askew Poetry
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Cultural Weekly
Dead Flowers
Falling Star Magazine
Lily Lit Review
November 3rd Club
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Prizes won: 

2006 Newer Poet - Awarded by L.A. Poetry Festival & Beyond Baroque Literary Center/Los Angeles at the Public Library ALOUD Series. Winner of dis•articulations Reader Poem for April 2015.

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Latino/Latina/Latinx, White
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: Jul 01, 2022