Writers Now

A powerful new collection of writers now.

 

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The Vast World, French Interlude, Poem for Dancing

Louis Aragon (New Translations) Poet, novelist, and essayist, a founder of Surrealism with Paul Éluard, André Breton, and Luis Buñuel among others. Aragon's work reflects the principal trends of thought of the 20th century – he was also a political activist and spokesman for communism. His influence on the theory of the novel and on poetic theory has been considerable.

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Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

M. E. Carter is a writer currently working on a novel, Eating the Apple.  She is a PEN USA Emerging Voices Fellow for 2010. Her fiction has appeared in The Battered Suitcase.  She is a frequent book reviewer for Three Percent, Foreword Magazine and Absinthe Minded. Ms. Carter also runs her own website dedicated to international literature, Salonica, and is launching her own literary journal, E.Lire.  Her interview with Greek writer Amanda Michalopoulou is featured in the issue #22 of Dalkey Archive’s Context magazine.   She works at Skylight Books, an independent bookstore in Los Angeles.

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Suicide Bridge, Pasadena

Jenna Blough received her M.F.A. in Critical Studies--Writing from California Institute of the Arts. Her fiction has appeared in literary publications including Trepan and Black Clock. She has just completed a short, fictional reference guide to heartbreak and historic dive bars in Los Angeles.

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Thursday

Billy Collins an American poet . He served two terms as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. In his home state, Collins has been recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library (1992) and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004. He was recently appointed Claire Berman Artist in Residence at The Roxbury Latin School, in West Roxbury, MA. He is a distinguished professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

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TRIGGER-FLOW INTERACTIONS SPECIFICALLY CREATING INTERDEPENDANT REPRODUCTION AMONG THE PARTICIPATING DISSIPATIVE STRUCTURES

Dallas Clayton Hello, my name is Dallas Clayton. I'm a writer. I wrote a book. It's called An Awesome Book. It's a kid's book, but I guess in many ways it is also an adult's book. You know, one of those where adults can read it and say "I'm really just a kid inside." Adults love to say stuff like that. Adults are weird.

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1.7 Million Wrong People Can’t Be Wrong

Elliott David

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ANACHRON

Alexander Ebert is an American singer-songwriter. He is best known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the American bands Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Ima Robot.

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The Bracelet

Larry Fondation is the author of the novel Angry Nights and of Common Criminals, a collection of short stories. His third book, Fish, Soap and Bonds --a novel featuring a trio of homeless characters – came out in March 2007. The novel is illustrated by noted London-based artist, Kate Ruth. The three books are part of a planned sequence of five books of fiction focusing on the Los Angeles underbelly.

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Revolutionary Brain

Harold Jaffe has won two NEA grants in fiction, two Fulbright fellowships, a New York CAPS grant, a California Arts Council fellowship in fiction, a San Diego fellowship (COMBO) in fiction, and three Pushcart Prizes in fiction.

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At The Coke Bar

Eric Layer was awarded the 2010 Emerging Voices Fellowship at PEN Center.  He writes stories, poems, plays, and films.  His first short film, “The Second Death”, played in several prominent festivals. He co-founded a theatre company, Piece of Meat Theatre, which performed original work all around the west coast for many years.  He has also written several plays, including “Living in Boxes”, which he is currently adapting into a novel.  He has taught creative writing and music classes at the Barnsdall Art Center since 2006. His poem, “House of Mantra” previously appeared in Penny-Ante

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How Tony Shafrazi Blew My Mind

Lauren Osterstock is an artist, writer, and author of LalaBlahBlah.com; a delightful jaunt through the world often beginning in hearsay, trouncing through current affairs, ridiculous snippets and hopefully ending up nowhere close to where we began.

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Poets of Science

Andrew Pogany is an editor and writer born, raised, and living in Los Angeles, CA. Previously the Editor and Chief of Flaunt Magazine until leaving to found a new East LA publishing group Echo Park Books.

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ARS POETICA

Jackson Wheeler is the author of two collections, Swimming Past Iceland (Mille Grazie Press, 1993) and A Near Country: Poems of Loss (Solo Press, 1999) with Glenna Luschei and David Oliveira. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals since 1972 including, Shenandoah, Rivendell, Cairn, Prarie Schooner, Nimrod, LA Review, Carolina Quarterly. His poem, “How Good Fortune Surprises Us” was selected by Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser for his American Life in Poetry series #144. Wheeler has hosted a poetry reading series in Ventura County since 1989 and works professionally as a social worker with individuals with developmental disabilities.

 

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