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Jack Grapes - Poetry.LA Interview

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JACK GRAPES is an award-winning poet, playwright, actor and teacher based in Los Angeles. 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 National Endowment for the Arts and nine Artist-in- Residence grants from the California Arts Council to teach writing in schools throughout the LA area. He has taught over 2000 poets and writers through UCLA's Extension program and his private classes. In this interview, hosed by poet Mariano Zaro, he discusses his career and the Los Angeles poetry world ~ Produced by www.Poetry.LA

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