These are sweet links to some rad folks and sites that I frequent regularly, and think you should too.
Moon Tide Press
Check out their goodness.
Publisher of my first collection of poetry, as well as of other fantastic Southern California poets.
Melody Maker Productions
Producer of my spoken word album, featuring music by David Gielan
The most extensive calendar of poetry readings all over Southern California, as well as the site I serve as one of the poetry reviews writer for.
Two Idiots Peddling Poetry
My favorite weekly open reading in the SoCal area.
Another fantastic weekly open reading in SoCal.
A monthly vanguard performance series, which I help to manage.
A wonderful site that films and archives various featured poets from and visiting Los Angeles.
Bank Heavy Press
& Carnival Literary Magazine
Two fresh lit magazines that are putting out some fine issues filled with great writers.
Red Hen Press
Aside from being one of the finest publishers in the country, the nonprofit I work for as a Writing in Schools instructor.
G. Murray Thomas
, Rob “Ratpack Slim” Sturma
, Rachel McKibbens
, Mindy Nettifee
, Luke Salazar
Some close friends and poets I look to for inspiration. You should too.