Literature


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 […]

Victor Yates

Victor Yates

Place is an important aspect of my work as a digital media artist, performance artist, storyteller, documentarian, poet, and writer. As a Black queer artist, my work centers on history, Black identity, Black queer representation, and the politics of sexuality. I am interested in creating artist-based ecosystems built through collaboration and not capitalism. My latest […]

Brandon Easton

Brandon Easton

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Brandon attended Ithaca College and then earned his MFA in Screenwriting at Boston University. After teaching U.S. History and Economics in NYC public schools, Brandon relocated to Los Angeles and broke into the TV writing scene with the Warner Bros. Animation 2011 reboot of THUNDERCATS followed by TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE […]

Lindsey Goodrow

Lindsey Goodrow

Lindsey is a Long-Beach-based writer that specializes in creating both technical and creative content with experience in grant, blog, business proposal, speech, and essay writing. She is an alumni from California State University, Long Beach, with a BA in English Literature and a Certification in Technical Writing. Her work has been featured in The Gay […]

Laura Vena

Laura Vena

Laura Vena is a writer, teacher, translator, artist, animal activist, editor, photographer and curator whose work has appeared in Bombay Gin, Super Arrow, Tarpaulin Sky, In Posse Review, The Dirty Fabulous, Antennae and elsewhere. She is the recent winner of the 1913 Press First Book Prize by John Keene for her manuscript, x/she: stardraped, for […]

Cindy Kadohata

Cindy Kadohata

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of ten novels for children and three novels for grownups. She is the winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award.