Nicelle Davis
"Los Angeles Landings"
Jeremy Ra
Lynne Thompson
Amy Gerstler
"Beyond English"
"Shop Talk"
"Verb-ing all the time"
"Intensity"
Peter J. Harris
"A Blood-Soaked Room"
"Of Dreams and The Mind"
Rich Ferguson
F. Douglas Brown
"A Blood-Soaked Room"
"Los Angeles Landings"
Anthony Seidman
Ramón García

Stephanie Barbé Hammer
Terry Wolverton
Hari B. Khalsa
Linda Ravenswood
Tongo Eisen-Martin
Hélène Cardona
John FitzGerald
"Tell the story"
He is the author of  Everything is Radiant Between the Hates (Moon Tide Press, 2020) and 8th & Agony (Punk Hostage Press, 2012). As a musician and spoken-word artist, he has performed across the country and on The Tonight Show, at the Redcat Theater in Disney Hall, and the South by Southwest Music Festival among many other venues His poetry and award-winning spoken-word music videos have been widely anthologized. Selected as California's 2020-2022 Beat Poet Laureate, Ferguson is editor of Beat Not Beat: An Anthology of California Poets Screwing on the Beat and Post-Beat Tradition, from Moon Tide Press.

He is the author of Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights, 2017) which in 2018 won the American Book Award, the California Book Award, the Northern California Book Award for poetry, and was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize. His other books include Blood on the Fog: Pocket Poets Series No. 62 (City Lights, 2021), Waiting Behind Tornados for Food (2020, Materials), and someone's dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015). Named San Francisco Poet Laureate in 2021, Eisen-Martin is an educator and organizer whose work centers on issues of mass incarceration, extrajudicial killings of Black people, and human rights. He has taught at detention centers around the country and at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University.

She is a poet and performance artist, author of "Cantadora: Letters from Calilfornia" (Black Spring Press Group/Eyewear London, 2022) and "The Stan Poems" (Pedestrian Press, 2022). She is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Los Angeles Press, a founding member of the Melrose Poetry Bureau and MC of The Poetry Brothel (LA/SF). A CalArts alumna, Ravenswood's work also includes live performance and installation art. She is a Lead Teaching Artist at the 24th Street Theatre, and B.R.I.D.G.E. programme, serving 180 schools in Greater Los Angeles County.
She is a poet, magical realist fiction writer, novelist, and essayist. She is the author of the collection How Formal (Spout Hill Press, 2014) and the chapbooks City Slicker (Pelekinesis, 2022) and Sex with Buildings (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). Her latest novel, Pretend Plumber, was published by Inlandia Institute in 2022. A seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in Hayden's Ferry, Pearl, CRATE, Rhapsodia, NYCBigCityLit, Inlandia, and the Bellevue Literary Review among other places. She is a retired teacher of comparative literature and creative writing at UC Riverside and Inlandia Institute.
"Of Dreams and The Mind"
"Intensity"
He has authored four poetry collections, including Favorite Bedtime Stories (Salmon Poetry), finalist for the Julie Suk Award, and The Mind (Salmon Poetry), semifinalist for the Alice James Book Award. The Washington Independent Review of Books calls FitzGerald "a storyteller looking at human behavior from a high place." Other works include The Essence of Life, Primate, and the non-fiction For All I Know. He is widely anthologized and among his many publications are World Literature Today, The Warwick Review, The Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, December, and The American Journal of Poetry.

She is a poet and actor, the recipient of over 20 honors and awards, including the Independent Press Award, International Book Award and Hemingway Grant, she authored three bilingual collections, including Life in Suspension - called "a vivid self-portrait as scholar, seer and muse" by John Ashbery - and Dreaming My Animal Selves - described by David Mason as "liminal, mystical and other-worldly" - (both Salmon Poetry) and six translations. Her own work has been translated into 16 languages. She holds a Masters in American Literature from the Sorbonne and taught at Hamilton College and Loyola Marymount University.

She is a poet, novelist, short fiction writer, and essayist. She has authored five poetry collections and has edited 14 literary compilations. Wolverton has been awarded residencies from the California Arts Council and the City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as a California Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, and a City of Los Angeles (COLA) Fellowship in Literature. In 1997, she founded Writers at Work, where she teaches workshops and provides creative consultations to writers.

She is the author of three poetry collections: She Speaks to the Birds at Night While They Sleep, winner of Tebot Bach's 2020 Clockwise Chapbook Contest, selected by Gail Wronsky; Talk of Snow (Walrus Books, 2015); and Life in Two Parts (Main Street Rag, 2010). Her poem, "I Would Tell You", was selected for The Best of the Web 2009.
"Beyond English"
"Shop Talk"
He is a first generation Mexican-American poet with two collections, The Chronicles (Red Hen Press, 2015), Other Countries (What Books Press, 2010), and a monograph on the artist Ricardo Valverde (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2013).  The Chronicles was a finalist for the Latino International Book Award for Best Poetry Book in English in 2016. García has published poetry, fiction and scholarly work in a variety of journals, anthologies and museum catalogs. His poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry 1996.
He is a poet and translator. His collections include Cosmic Weather (Spuyten Duyvil Publishing, 2020), A Sleepless Man Sits Up In Bed (Eyewear Publishing, 2016), Where Thirsts Intersect (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2006). He has translated dozens of poets from the northern border region of Mexico including his translation (with David Shook) of Confetti-Ash: Selected Poems of Salvador Novo (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2015). In 2019, LARB Classics released his translation of A Stab in the Dark by Facundo Bernal (1883-1962) about which U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera wrote, "This book truly changes everything in Latin literature."
He is the author of two collections, ICON (Writ Large Press, 2018), and Zero to Three (Univ. of Georgia, 2014), winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. He co-authored with Gerrey Davis, Begotten(URB Books, 2016), a chapbook of poetry as part of the Floodgate Poetry Series. He was selected by Poets & Writers as one of its ten notable Debut Poets of 2014. His work has appeared in, among other places, the Academy of American Poets, The PBS News Hour, and The Virginia Quarterly (VQR).
Described by the L.A. Times as "one of the best poets in the nation," Amy Gerstler is the author of 11 poetry collections most recently Index of Women (2021) and Scattered at Sea, (2015), both from Penguin Books. Her collection, Dearest Creature (Penguin Books, 2009) was named one of the notable books of the year by the New York Times. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including the Paris Review and The New Yorker. She edited the 2010 edition of the anthology, Best American Poetry, and won the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Award for Bitter Angel, (North Point Press, 1990). In 2018, she was named a Guggenheim fellow in poetry.
"Verb-ing all the time"
"Tell the story"
His debut poetry collection will be published in 2022 by Moon Tide Press who featured him as its poet of the month in May, 2021. Ra, who was born in Hawaii and who grew up in South Korea, has been a finalist for the PEN Center Emerging Voices fellowship.
A poet, performance artist and collaborator. Her collections include The Walled Wife (Red Hen Press, 2016), In the Circus of You (Rose Metal Press, 2015), and Becoming Judas (Red Hen Press, 2013). She created the  Poetry Circus at L.A.'s Griffith Park Merry-go-round and is director of the Living Poetry Project: "reimagining poetry's influence within the everyday."

The 2021 Los Angeles City Poet Laureate, is the award-winning author of Fretwork (Marsh Hawk Press, 2019), Start with a Small Guitar (What Books Press, 2013) and Beg No Pardon (Perugia Press, 2007). In 2015, she received an Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles (COLA) award.
Author of Bless the Ashes, (Tia Chucha Press), winner of the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and Safe Arms: 20 Love and Erotic Poems (FlowerSong Press, 2021). He was a 2018 Los Angeles COLA Fellow and is a Fellow of the L.A. Institute for the Humanities at USC. He directs The Black Man of Happiness Project.