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I recently completed an artist book with John David O'Brien: produced in an edition of 50 copies (text by me, photos by John David O'Brien, and an intro by Herman Rapaport): contact if interested...


Born in Sagamihara, Japan into a military family, John David O’Brien works as an artist, writer and curator, living between Los Angeles and Umbria, Italia. He works in both studio and public art exhibiting locally and internationally and was the recipient of California Community Foundation Fellowship in 2012, the City of Los Angeles Artists Grant in 1998 and a Fulbright Research Grant to Italy in 1994. He has also been art event organizing and curating since 1989. This work has ranged from curating exhibitions at a local and international level, to being on the exhibition committee for area non-profit organizations, to directing long term project spaces that create venues for new and experimental art forms.



Laura Mullen is a contemporary American poet working in hybrid genres and traditions. She received her BA in English from UC Berkeley and her MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1988 and has since received numerous other fellowships in the United States and abroad. Her eighth book is Complicated Grief (Solid Objects, 2015), and recent poems have appeared in Lana Turner and Conjunctions. She is the McElveen Professor in English at Louisiana State University, and was Affiliate Faculty for Stetson’s MFA of the Americas in 2018. Her translation of Veronique Pittolo’s Hero was just published by Black Square.