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Q: If you publish writing, who are your favorite writers? If you publish art, who are your favorite artists?

A: Julio Cortázar, Kenneth Fearing, French Surrealists, Caroline Knox, New York School poets, Pablo Neruda, Howard Nemerov, James Tate, Wallace Stevens, & William Carlos Williams, among others

A: Marilynne Robinson prose, Elizabeth Robinson poetry, Annie Ernoux essays

A: The Los Angeles Press publishes the best in art & literature from established & emerging artists, historians & political discoursers, from Southern California, the West, & Beyond. We’re committed to uplifting & focusing on Voices Yet Heard, including Women, BBIPOC, LGBTQIA+, as well as traditionally under-represented & marginalized artists & writers. Some of our writers are Pushcart Prize winners, Academy of American Poets, Poets Laureate from around the Country.

A: Jeff Zentner, Jenny Lawson, Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Jen Sincero

A: I have my favorites that have spoken to my experience and inform my poetics -- but I don't let those shape what we publish, and that goes for Adam as well. I wouldn't want people to infer that we're looking for poets like our favorites, or like us. We look for poems that cast a spell and keep us there, that have no little cracks in the crystal ball, and that make us want to return there as soon as we've set them down.

A: James Nolan, Tomas Tranströmer

A: We do not focus on displaying personal favourites of any kind; our magazine focuses on our contributors and the creations they want to show to the world.

A: My tastes range widely, from the timeless insight of Leo Tolstoy and Jane Austen to the contemporary magic of Kazuo Ishiguro, Andre Alexis, and Susanna Clarke. Broadly speaking, I like books that do it all.

A: Some of our current favorite writers include Roberto Carlos Garcia, Lucille Clifton, Marie Howe, and Jericho Brown.

Margaret R. Sáraco and Mary Brancaccio, Poetry Editors of Platform Review, 04 March 2024

A: Natalie Diaz, Rachel Mennies, Morgan Parker, K. Iver, Diane Seuss, Emilia Phillips, Stephanie Burt, Brian Teare, T.C. Tolbert, CA Conrad

A: Favorite writers are Leslie Nneka Arimah, Teju Cole, Jennifer Makumbi, Haruki Murakami, Kasho Ishiguro, Joan Didion, Jonathan Tel, and Zadie Smith.

A: Here’s some writers that I find witty: Oscar Wilde, Sue, Townsend, Douglas Adams, Roddy Doyle, Nora Ephron, James Thurber, John Clarke, Spike Milligan, and Garrison Keillor, to name but a few. Good examples of what we publish can be found here:

Doug Jacquier, Editor of Witcraft, 28 February 2024