Jack Grapes is a poet, playwright, actor, teacher, and founding editor of the literary journal ONTHEBUS. Grapes’ numerous published works include 13 books of poetry and the award-winning play, Circle of Will, which Grapes starred in and co-wrote. Over the last 40 years, Grapes has instructed thousands of poets and writers in courses based on his books Method Writing and Advanced Method Writing. Grapes has also taught poetry in over 100 Los Angeles schools. A native of New Orleans, Grapes graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. and MFA. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Lori.
Chatwin Books will be publishing Grapes’ Last of the Outsiders: Collected Poems 1968-2019 (vol. 1) on June 15, 2019.