Poetry


Alice LeFae

Alice LeFae

I’m a mixed media artist and writer. My best friend is an enormous cat named Pine Cone, who provides wonderful scope for the imagination and inspires a lot of my work. While I’m passionate about generating whimsy and kid-friendly content, I’m equally passionate about intersectional feminism and exploring trauma through a lens of curiosity and […]

enacillep

enacillep

enacillep is Charles Joseph Pellicane, born naked in New York in 1986. After developing a work ethic forged by 20 Wisconsin winters, I now live in Long Beach, California. Bright, bold colors and experimental styles dominate acrylic and oil painting as well as mixed media work. Pristine landscapes, colorful skies, soft flowers, and once-in-a-lifetime scenes […]

Nancy Lynée Woo

Nancy Lynée Woo

Nancy Lynée Woo was awarded the 2018-2019 Professional Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council for Long Beach, and is a 2015 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow. She is co-founder of the Long Beach Literary Arts Center, and the author of two chapbooks, Bearing the Juice of It All (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and Rampant (Sadie […]

Yeltsin Penado

Yeltsin Penado

Filmmaker, Painter, Writer and Educator My name is Yeltsin Penado, I am from Los Angeles, California. I am currently living and working in the city of Long Beach, California. I Received my BFA in Painting and Community Arts Engagement from Otis College of Art and Design in 2018. I mainly work in Video and Film, […]

Dawgness

Dawgness

Vocalist/Producer from Long Beach, CA. Dawgness exists purely within the realm of the psychedelic and seeks only to strengthen your uncertainty.

Rebekah Rose

Rebekah Rose

I’m an illustrator, poet, yoga teacher and full time college student. The art I create— whether it is visual, written or auditory— is more about internal exploration than it is about external validation. As a poet, I want people to have an emotional response to me. When people understand my writing, we get hold space […]

Jorge Flores

Jorge Flores

My art is influenced by my heritage. I am Mexican American. I identify with both cultures. As a Mexican, the bold festive colors and patterns are in my DNA. California is my home. The American south-west also has influenced my art. My eyes often glean the beautiful California landscape. The oceans, rivers, mountains, deserts, and […]

Myriam Gurba

Myriam Gurba

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.

Nicole Mitchell

Nicole Mitchell

Nicole M. Mitchell is an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader, poet and educator. Having emerged from Chicago’s innovative music scene in the late 90s, and having relocated to Long Beach, California in 2011, Mitchell’s music celebrates contemporary African American culture. She is the founder of Black Earth Ensemble, a multi-generational and gender-balanced group that is celebrating […]

Julayne

Julayne

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 […]

Katherine Elizabeth Jackson

Katherine Elizabeth Jackson

Katherine Elizabeth Jackson, known as “Katie” or “Oya”, is a Writer and Poet, a Visual Artist, Photographer, Reiki Therapist and Meditation Guide. She is also the Founder and Facilitator of community organization, RAW & Righteous.

Clifton Snider

Clifton Snider

Writing as an openly gay man, my poetry, fiction, and scholarly work cannot help but be political. However, my poems, and to some extent my novels and stories, are not only based in a fildelty to facts (be they from science, history, current events, or my personal experience) but also in a commitment to curiosity […]