Bill Mohr


Bill Mohr is the author or editor of eight books of poetry or criticism, among them Hidden Proofs and Bittersweet Kaleidoscope. His poems and prose poems have appeared in dozens of magazines (Antioch Review, Blue Mesa Review, Caliban (on-line), OR, Pool, Santa Monica Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Sonora Review, Spot, Wormwood Review, and Zyzzyva) as well as over a dozen anthologies. In 1993 New Alliance Records released his spoken word collection, Vehemence. Jose Rico and Robin Myers are currently translating a collection of his poems to be published in Mexico in 2014. In addition to publishing landmark collections of Los Angeles poets such as The Streets Inside: Ten Los Angeles Poets (1978) and Poetry Loves Poetry in 1985, he was the editor of Momentum Press from 1974 to 1988 and brought out books by poets such as Alicia Ostriker, Jim Krusoe, Holly Prado, Kate Braverman, Jim Moore, Harry Northup, Joseph Hansen, and Leland Hickman. Mohr is the recipient of over a half-dozen artist-in-residence grants and is currently an associate professor at California State University, Long Beach, where he teaches 20th century American Literature and is a core member of the MFA faculty. He has a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego; in 1996, he was a visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute. Check out his weblog at

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