Literature


Tony Wallin-Sato

Tony Wallin-Sato

T.William Wallin-Sato is a Japanese American who works with formerly/currently incarcerated individuals in higher education. He is also a freelance journalist covering the criminal justice system through the lens of his own incarcerated experience. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and was the winner of the Jody Stultz Award for Poetry in the 2020 […]

cindy m

cindy m

cindita uses assemblage to explore her thoughts and to process difficult, often deeply repressed emotions about the ever-changing world. Using found objects, magazine clippings, and textiles, she combines seemingly unrelated pieces to make something strange and new, yet familiar. Her distinctive style emanates her inner struggles with the complexities of the human condition and her […]

Miri Teresa

Miri Teresa

iAm the statement that engages one to speak up on a Peace of Truth. It’s an element of life not all embrace but still exist beyond comprehension. To define oneself. To be one in one. The mir am I or iAm. I am a creative being. I enjoy art that portrays a message. Music that […]

Hoodlin Mania

Hoodlin Mania

Brandon Dean Johnson, (“BigFoot”) is a complete creative machine. He is the CEO of Create Now and the founder of start-up production company BigFooters. He is the creator of a youtube series called The Ratchet Raychel Show. On top of all this, he has over 6+ years of animation production experience, and has worked on […]

Jack Curtis Dubowsky

Jack Curtis Dubowsky

As a hybrid practitioner, my work encompasses music, sound, film, writing and research. My work spans 1982 to the current day and is associated with queer, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, activist, film, choral, and improvisation communities. I began playing in bands in Los Angeles in 1982, working professionally in the recording industry from […]

Charles Jensen

Charles Jensen

As a writer, I am dedicated to innovating forms for stories. My primary discipline is poetry, where I use a big-tent approach to the shapes and containers for my work, whether adapting the form of a reading comprehension exam to invite direct dialogue with my reader, to rehabilitating traditional forms to do contemporary work. I […]

Brigette Brown

Brigette Brown

Brigette Brown is a writer, editor, and research development professional. She was born in raised in Santa Ana, but fell in love with Long Beach when she was studying at Cal State Long Beach and has lived in the city off-and-on ever since. She received her BA in studio art and graphic design from California […]

Jared Schwartz, Jared’s Art

Jared Schwartz, Jared’s Art

I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid, and I still draw as a little adult. Through it all, I’ve had one goal: to create artwork that helps the world get better, never worse. That goal has helped my visual artwork and my writing appear in various places over the years, so that it’s […]

Master P.O.E.

Master P.O.E.

•Bio Master P.O.E. is an East-Coast Hip-Hop Artist from Baltimore,Maryland. Bi-Coastal between Baltimore and the LBC, Your “Neighborhood Poet” is a one of a kind type of RAW that we have yet to see resurface in this NEW HIP HOP ERA. The acronyms in his pseudonym stand for ” Master Poet On Everything”. Focusing on […]

Arminé Iknadossian

Arminé Iknadossian

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Arminé Iknadossian’s family fled to California when she was four years old to escape the civil war. After graduating from UCLA, Iknadossian earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University. The author of All That Wasted Fruit (Main Street Rag), Iknadossian’s work is included in XLA Anthology, Whale Road Review, […]

David L Byrne

David L Byrne

My work revolves around creating natural systems and listening to them for advice. I treat the frequencies as one treats a garden, deciding what seeds to plant, giving the room to grow, pruning where necessary, and ultimately letting the fruit take shape itself. I use feedback to create sound, not only because it is accessible, […]

Nicholas Ryan Howard

Nicholas Ryan Howard

Nicholas Ryan Howard is an author, philosopher, and expert in the field of Creativity. He was educated at The University of Southern California in Communications and trained as a Master Facilitator in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica, where he later served as a Director. As a media producer and content creator he […]