Poetry


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 […]

Jos Charles

Jos Charles

Jos Charles is author of the poetry collections a Year & other poems (Milkweed Editions, 2022), feeld, a Pulitzer-finalist and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series selected by Fady Joudah (Milkweed Editions, 2018), and Safe Space (Ahsahta Press, 2016). She currently teaches as a part of Randolph College’s low-residency MFA program. Charles has an […]

Felicia Cade

Felicia Cade

Poetry has the power to heal the world. It allows us to see and reshape the world within. As humanity is reshaped within it is also reshaped outwardly. My mission is to use poetry as a tool to help encouage, heal and uplift humanity. To be an advocate for social evolution by using my voice […]

Maddie J. Quin

Maddie J. Quin

Maddie J. Quin is an American punk- rock & lo fi musician from Long Beach, California. She sings, screams & plays guitar. Her stage name ‘Maddie J. Quin’ is based off of her aunt, Susan J. Paul. Who was a recording artist in the 1980s-early 2000’s. She took on the influences of 7 Year Bitch […]

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 […]

TOMILUW

TOMILUW

Born and raised in Nigeria, Tomisin Oluwole is a poet, painter, fashion stylist, and photographer that currently lives in Long Beach. She obtained her degree in Fashion Merchandising from California State University, Long Beach and likes to reflect this element in her vivid choice of words as presented in her debut book, “Half Past in […]

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 […]

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 […]