Bill Mohr and Dale Herd read at Gatsby Books

Bill Mohr & Dale Herd — Poems and Stories (and pieces in between)

Sunday, December 6 — 3:00 p.m.

Gatsby Books (The Literary Heart of Long Beach) 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 208-5862

Dale Herd is the author of three short story collections: Early Morning Wind (The Four Seasons Foundation, 1972), Diamonds (Mudra, 1976), and Wild Cherries (Tombouctou, 1980). Coffee House Press published Empty Pockets: New and Selected Stories in 2015. Robert Creeley praised Dale Herd’s writing as graced “with extraordinary economy: articulate, fragile, heartfelt.” Herd currently lives in California.

Bill Mohr is the author or editor of nine books of poetry or criticism, among them Hidden Proofs (1982), Bittersweet Kaleidoscope (2006), and a bilingual collection, Pruebas Ocultas (2015). In addition to publishing landmark collections of Los Angeles poets such as Poetry Loves Poetry in 1985, he is the co-editor of Cross-Strokes: Poetry between Los Angeles and San Francisco (2015). His literary history of Los Angeles poetry, Holdouts: The Los Angeles Poetry Renaissance 1948-1992 was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2011. He is currently an associate professor at California State University, Long Beach. Check out his weblog at