Poetry


Micah Bournes

Micah Bournes

Micah Bournes is a musician and poet born and raised in Long Beach, California. His work centers themes of culture, justice, and faith. He is passionate about helping others identify and grow their creativity, convinced that creative expression is essential to individual and community healing and thriving. He is the author of the poetry collection […]

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, […]

Annessa De La Cruz

Annessa De La Cruz

Annessa De La Cruz is the founder of Nameless LA – a creative platform that brings physical experiences to life through different mediums Since 2017 Annessa (Nameless) has leveraged her platform as an art instillation, pop-up shop, editorial issue with space to grow into whatever it seeks. In 2017 Annessa self-published her first poetry book […]

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 […]

Ja’net Danielo

Ja’net Danielo

Ja’net Danielo is the author of The Song of Our Disappearing, co-winner of the Paper Nautilus 2020 Debut Series Chapbook Contest. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Radar Poetry, DIALOGIST, The Ilanot Review, Gulf Stream, Frontier Poetry, and 2River View, among other journals. Originally from Queens, NY, she teaches at Cerritos […]

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 […]

Inspiration 52

Inspiration 52

The mission of Inspiration 52 is to make a positive difference in the lives of all those that we encounter. Our desire is to see lives changed and enhanced through our writing, publishing, teaching and speaking efforts. Our ultimate goal is to inspire everyone to release the greatness that is within.

Belinda Le Wells

Belinda Le Wells

I’ve been an artist and a writer for as long as I can remember, across my university years and into the 20+ years of my professional life. I’ve written over 300 poems, in various formats, with a handful of published work. I sketch and paint using oils and acrylics, in a style that could be […]

kionacaptures.

kionacaptures.

kionacaptures. is dedicated to showcasing the photography and creative writing works of kiona jones. kiona is a freelance photographer and creative writer in the signal hill area. she specializes in portrait, street, and nature photography, as well as script, short story, and poetry writing.

earthtovirgo

earthtovirgo

A Long Beach based writer exploring her experiences in life and translating it into art.

Poetic Phoenix

Poetic Phoenix

Thoughts and poems to invigorate and explicate the artist within.