Poetry


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. A recipient of a Professional Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council for Long Beach, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Superstition Review, The Shore, GASHER, Mid-American Review, Radar Poetry, Gulf Stream, Frontier […]

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.

Shy But Flyy

Shy But Flyy

Shy But Flyy is a poet, singer, author, and events coordinator. Shy currently hosts multiple open mics and events weekly and monthly. Along with running events Shy is the lead singer of the blues band, “she wears black”. They have performed at many long beach festivals including the uptown jazz fest and the new blues […]

DreamOut People’s Project

DreamOut People’s Project

DreamOut People’s Project is a customized workshop that blends oral history, creative writing and visual art for the purpose of community building. Our mission is to nurture dynamic connections between community members that inspire, educate and empower. The aim of this workshop is to establish the foundation for resilience, growth and social change within our […]

Mike Sonksen

Mike Sonksen

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 […]

Michelle Brittan Rosado

Michelle Brittan Rosado

Michelle Brittan Rosado is the author of Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, which won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and published by University of Wisconsin Press in 2018. Her chapbook, Theory on Falling into a Reef, was the winner of the inaugural Rick Campbell Prize (Anhinga Press, 2016). Her poems […]

Omejica

Omejica

As an artist, I have come to recognize that art is a process. It represents more then the an act of creating, deeper then simple body or mind expression, and is more expansive then simple acts of energy release. Art is literally life itself. The act of creation happens not only within, but is occuring […]