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 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Long Beach based writer exploring her experiences in life and translating it into art.
Mike Sonksen aka Mike the PoeT was born in Long Beach and is a 3rd-generation Southern California native. Poet, professor, journalist, historian and tour-guide, his latest book Letters to My City was just published by Writ Large Press. His poetry’s been featured on Public Radio Stations KCRW, KPCC & KPFK & TV programs like Spectrum […]
Creative non-fiction writer, filmmaker, mother of Hudson & Charlie. Dominicana via Washington Heights now living in the LBC. My film The Big Deal won the Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Short. Currently writing a memoir and feature film script while working full-time and trying to juggle it all. I strive to tell relatable stories that […]
My life is my canvas and my actions are my medium. My unquenchable curiosity and relentless hunger for social justice has forced me to share. That sharing is my art form. Give me a room of people and I can change lives. It rings a vain statement but, in fact, it is something gleaned from […]
Myriam Gurba lives in California and loves it. She teaches high school, writes, and makes “art.” NBC described her short story collection Painting Their Portraits in Winter as “edgy, thought-provoking, and funny.” She has written for Time, KCET, and the Rumpus. Wildflowers, compliments, and cash make her happy.
Julayne Lee is an adopted Asian American poet, artivist, producer, occasional blogger and Futbolista. Writing is a source of inspiration, community, liberation and survival for her. She has been published in Homeland Insecurities, a fundraiser for the APIA Spoken Word and Poetry Summit and the O.K.A.Y. (Overseas Korean Artists e-Yearbook), #5, the 2017 City of […]
Born in El Paso and raised in Mexico City, Dr. Gloria Arjona has a distinctive way of lecturing through music, stories, media, traditional attire, and living pictures to draw attention on the rich cultures and traditions of Latin America, in particular Mexico and the US-Mexico border. Either as a soloist or accompanied by guest musicians, […]