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 →
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.
My great fantasy when I was in my early teens was that my dad and I would go bowling on a Saturday morning, then go out to breakfast together. Maybe to one of those broken down waterfront joints next to the wharf where coffee was served in thick, white mugs. Just the two of us. … Continue reading →