JL Martindale & Daniel McGinn

Authors and Artists

IMG_8144JL Martindale writes stuff. Sometimes it’s stuff about bootleg theft, motherhood or peanut butter. Sometimes she isn’t sure what she’s writing about. She’s honored to have poetry published with Cadence Collective, Bank Heavy Press, Lucid Moose Press, A Poet is a Poet anthologies and more.

Daniel McGinn’s work has appeared numerous anthologies and publications including Bank Heavy, Lummox, Silver Birch Press, Lucid Moose Lit, the OC Weekly, Next Magazine, Freeze Ray, Spillway, Aim For the Head, Rip Rap, Amethyst Arsenic, Incandescent Mind, and others. His full length collection of poems, 1000 Black Umbrellas, was released by Write Bloody Press. He’s had five chapbooks published as part of the Laguna Poets chapbook series. Daniel has an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Along with Mifanwy Kaiser, he teaches writing workshops at the Orange County Rescue Mission. He and his wife, Lori McGinn, are natives of Southern California. They have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and a very good dog.

Both have work included in Cadence Collective: Year One and Year Two, Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, and Like A Girl: The Pre-Show! and Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity. Their dual chapbook/CD, The Bottle & The Boot, is available in very limited release through the SGP Bookstore.

bar napkins for beginners

Available Now, Poetry Chapbooks

Debut chapbook of haiku, bar napkins for beginners, by Graham Smith, illustrated by Fernando Gallegos. 32 pages, perfect bound with full-color illustrations available through Sadie Girl Press BookstoreHalf Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach. View sample poems on CadenceCollective.net.

“Graham Smith not only explores the complicated beauty of the human character, he delves into the tangled history of humanity itself.  From cave paintings on torchlight walls,  to the disasters and triumphs still fresh in some of our own memories, he weaves it all together with line after exquisite line, producing an absolute delight of a book.” -Elder Zamora

Graham Smith

Authors and Artists

Graham Smith

Graham Smith is an ancient rhymer whose history is shrouded in the mists of time. He may have moved to Long Beach under the cover of a marine layer. Allegedly a former lawyer, he has an affinity for brief poetry. He and his stout companions have been known to frequent coastal taverns, where he sometimes writes three line poems on bar napkins. His work can be found in the anthologies Cadence Collective: Year One and Year Two, and in Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle. Find more at napkinsinashoebox.com.

His chapbook, bar napkins for beginners, is available with illustrations by Fernando Gallegos in a black and white version and in full-color!