About Jack Grapes

Jack Grapes has authored 12 books of poetry and is publisher and editor of the acclaimed literary journal ONTHEBUS. Through his publishing company Bombshelter Press, he has published over 50 Los Angeles Poets in books and anthologies. He teaches private classes in his home and has taught as an artist-in-residence in over 100 Los Angeles schools.

Just My Two Cents Worth

Having been a student of Jack Grapes, I am privileged to be on his email list and receive messages about reading and activities that inspire thoughts about the nature of writing.  In a recent email from Jack about authenticity in writing, I read this opening question, “If you can’t do it in the journal, what … Continue reading

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Creating Psychological Time in Narratives

Recently, I had the good fortune to study with Jack Grapes on Tuesday afternoons along with a dynamic group of poets, novelists, screenwriters, and monologue writers.  Together we learned Jack’s method of enhancing writing and hooking readers into our stories and events. In a handout that Jack has given me permission to quote, he summarized … Continue reading

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