SARAH ARSONE: Poet / essayist / journalist. Books of poetry include Guilty and Zen and the Art of Changing Diapers
JACKIE AUSTIN: Journalist, screenwriter, essayist.
LILI BARSHA: Author of 365 Days of Humiliation and Haunted Cabaret, an annual fright play.
MICHAEL CIRELLI: Performance poet, National Poetry Slam finalist, author of numerous anthologized poems and chapbooks
K.C. COLE: Author of The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty. Physical Science correspondent, The Los Angeles Times.
BRENDAN CONSTANTINE: Poet and author of Dante’s Casino and One Matador
ROB EDWARDS: Screenwriter for film and television.
EMORY HOLMES II: Writer / journalist. Contributor to Turning Point Magazine, LA Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Los Angeles Times.
ED HUMES: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of School of Dreams, and four other books.
MICHAEL C. FORD: Poet and author of Cottonwood Tract and Emergency Exits.
SARAH JACOBUS: Writer of creative non-fiction.
RACHEL KANN: Nationally known performance poet; founder of Co:Lab-Oration.
JEFFREY MCDANIEL: poet; published in Best American Poetry, 1994.
ALEJANDRO MORALES: Author of Reto en el Paraiso, The Brick People and The Rag Doll Plagues.
GARY PHILLIPS: Author of The Perpetrators, The Jook, and High Hand, as well as screenplays, comic books, and op-eds.
RAPHAEL PIZARRO: Author, journalist, union activist.
JOSE RIVERA: Nationally recognized, Obie Award-winning author of Marisol, Cloud Tectonics, The Promixe Sonnets for an Old Century, and Sueño.
ARIEL ROBELLO: Poet, former PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, and author of My Sweet Unconditional.
ALEIDA RODRIGUEZ: Poet, author of Garden of Exile. Essays appear in ZYZZYVA and Sleeping With One Eye Open.
LESLIE SCHWARTZ: Novelist; author of critically acclaimed Jumping the Green.
MICHELE SERROS: Poet, author of Chicana Falsa, a book of short stories.
SUSAN SUNTREE: Poet, playwright, translator.
JERVEY TERVALON: Author of Understand This; a novel and Living for the City, a collection of stories.
DAVID ULIN: Author of Cape Cod Blues, a book of poems. Contributor to The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Newsday, Chicago Tribune and Salon.