Don't Miss this Rare Opportunity to hear the work of the legendary Venice West poet Eileen Aronson Ireland.
SPOT LIT is edited and published by Susan Hansell and Gerald Uyeno. Spot Lit Vol. 8 2015 is a double annual issue (108 pages) devoted in its entirety to a book-length poetry collection (SPLINTS AND SPLINTERS) by Eileen Aronson Ireland, a chapter-length excerpt ("Went-Went Girl") from a full-length memoir (TALES OF AN ANCIENT GO-GO GIRL) by Joan Jobe Smith, and a collection of nine photographs by a. paul cartier.
Bill Mohr is a professor in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach. He has a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego, and has taught at CSU Long Beach since 2006. He was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor in 2010, and was promoted to full professor in 2016. His poems, prose poems and creative prose have appeared in dozens of magazines in the past 40 years, including 5 AM,Antioch Review, Beyond Baroque, Blue Collar Review, Blue Mesa Review, Caliban (On-line),Miramar, ONTHEBUS, OR, Santa Monica Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Solo Nolo, Sonora Review, Spot, Upstreet,Wormwood Review, and ZYZZYVA. His poems have also appeared in a dozen anthologies, including all three editions of Charles Harper Webb’s Stand Up Poetry (1989, 1992; 2002); Suzanne Lummis’s Grand Passion and Wide Awake; and Coiled Serpent, from Tia Chuca Press. Mohr is one of less than a half-dozen Los Angeles-based poets to have appeared in all editions of those anthologies. His volumes of poetry include Hidden Proofs (1982); Penetralia (1984); Bittersweet Kaleidscope (2006); and a bilingual volume published in Mexico, Pruebas Ocultas (Bonobos Editores, 2015). A CD and cassette release of spoken word was produced by Harvey Robert Kubernik and released by New Alliance Records in 1993.
Poetry. California Interest. CROSS STROKES: POETRY BETWEEN LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO is the first anthology to examine the movement of poets up and down the West Coast after World War II. Editors Neeli Cherkovski and Bill Mohr have gathered over two dozen representative figures who exemplify the overlooked intermingling of a pair of feisty scenes. In revealing new layers of mutual influences, Cross-Strokes traces the restless poetics that epitomizes the small press movement in California. While both Los Angeles and San Francisco possess a radiant charisma distinctive unto themselves, the West Coast is even more powerful in exerting its subtle wanderlust along its shores. No other region seems to make use of the antinomian spirit that continues to revivify American poetry at its best.