Jack Grapes is an award-winning poet, playwright, actor and teacher. In 1989, he founded the internationally noted literary journal, ONTHEBUS. His book, Method Writing (Bombshelter Press), is in its 11th edition. He has authored over a dozen collections including The Naked Eye: New and Selected Poems, 1987-2012. In 2017, he published Wide Road to the Edge of the World - 301 Haiku and One Long Essay. He has won numerous publishing grants and Fellowships from the NEA and nine Artist-in- Residence grants from the California Arts Council to teach writing in schools throughout LA. He has taught over 2000 poets and writers through UCLA's Extension program and private classes.