California Poet’s Collection Reflects on Life "Outside" Los Angeles

Poet John Brantingham looks at suburban Los Angeles in his collection of poetry, which has been published.

Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 2013 --( Anaphora Literary Press is pleased to promote the publication of "East of Los Angeles," a poetry collection by seasoned author John Brantingham.

"East of Los Angeles" follows life in that part of Los Angeles that few people dream of. Here, suburbs fade into the deserts and forests that ring the city. Here, Brantingham grew up with the ever present noise and light of the world’s busiest freeway. The people he writes about are making the best of the lives that they have found.

“Our best writers weigh their words carefully, and John Brantingham is certainly one of them. He is a craftsman with a huge heart who cares deeply about people and stories and the chaos we call our lives. His characters are beautifully rendered, real and true, at once vulnerable and courageous. Wise and insightful, Brantingham’s work brilliantly captures the light and darkness in us all.” —James Brown, author of The L.A. Diaries

John Brantingham’s work has appeared on Garrison Keillor’s daily show Writer’s Almanac, and more than 100 of his poems and stories have been published in the United States and England in magazines such as The Journal, Confrontation, Mobius, and Tears in the Fence. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for a poem in his chapbook Putting in a Window, which was published by Finishing Line Press. He is a full-time professor at Mt. San Antonio College in Southern California and one of two fiction editors of The Chiron Review, a nationally distributed literary magazine, and he lives happily east of Los Angeles with his wife, Annie, and their dog, Archie.

($15, ISBN: 978-1460925201, 5.06X7.81″, 72pp)

Anaphora Literary Press is an independent publisher that has published dozens of creative and non-fiction books. Among these publications is the Pennsylvania Literary Journal, a tri-annual journal, which has published best-selling authors like Cinda Williams Chima and Carrie Ryan. The press is a member of The Independent Book Publishers Association and The Council of Editors of Learned Journals. Anaphora authors have done readings at major venues. Several titles have been assigned in college classes, and reviewed in major academic, trade and news publications. The Press’s Director, Anna Faktorovich, is an English professor.

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