Julian Talamantez Brolaski and Garrett Caples
Talamantez Brolaski is a poet and singer. He is the author of Of Mongrelitude (Wave Books, 2017), Advice for Lovers (City Lights, 2012) and gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011) and co-editor of NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press/Belladonna Books, 2009). He is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the country bands Juan and the Pines (New York) and The Western Skyline (Oakland). Talamantez Brolaski is a visiting artist at the Montalvo Arts Center, where he is researching and editing a book with his grandmother, Inés Talamantez, on Mescalero Apache ceremony.
Caples is the author of Power Ballads (Wave Books, 2016), Retrievals (2014), The Garrett Caples Reader (Angle Press/Black Square Editions, 1999), Complications (Meritage Press, 2007) and Quintessence of the Minor (Wave, 2010). He is the editor of Preserving Fire: Selected Prose by Philip Lamantia (Wave, 2018) and the co-editor of The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia (University of California Press, 2013), Particulars of Place by Richard O. Moore (Omnidawn, 2015), and Incidents of Travel in Poetry: New and Selected Poems by Frank Lima (City Lights, 2016). Caples works as an editor at City Lights Books and curates its Spotlight Poetry Series.
Photo of Julian Talamentez Brolaski by Charles Ludvig