art by julian ellis
| "My poems and stories have appeared in ABCtales, The Rag, Samisdat Review, Verdad, Wascana Review, and other journals. In an earlier life I contributed to many publications in Southern California, among them the Hollywood Reporter, Beverly Hills Independent, Malibu Times, Classics West Magazine, and L.A. Times. A chapter I wrote deconstructing my poem "Letter from L.A." will appear in Poem, Revised, edited by Robert Hartwell Fiske (Marion Street Press) later this year. For the last two decades I have instructed college students in the joys of language arts and humanities. Currently I'm seeking an agent for my novel, Names Will Never Hurt Me, while arbitrating with a muse who insists on dictating-at the most inconvenient times-a new novel about a family of artists degenerating in L.A."