Garrett Caples is a poet who lives in Oakland, CA. He's published two full-length collections, The Garrett Caples Reader (Black Square Editions, 1999) and Complications
(Meritage Press, 2007). His latest chapbook is Avid Diva (Lew Gallery/Auguste). A cd of poetry and lo-fi music, Surrealism's Bad Rap, was released by Narrow House Recordings in 2006. Besides poetry, he has written essays, reviews, fiction, interviews, and features for various publications, including Rain Taxi, The Brooklyn Rail, and Chicago Review. He's also a contributing writer to the San Francisco Bay Guardian focusing on art, literature, and most frequently hip-hop. A member of the editorial board at City Lights Books, he curates the new American poetry series, City Lights Spotlight, and is the editor of Tau by Philip Lamantia, Journey to the End by John Hoffman, volume 59 in the Pocket Poets Series, published in 2008.
(Photo by Jeff Mellin)
Reviews of books by Garrett Caples
Quintessence of the Minor
- “Aubade” (in Poetry)
- “Ordinary History America” (in Poetry)
- PhillySound, with CAConrad
- Otolith, with Eileen Tabios
Articles by Garrett Caples
- “How to Rhyme” in Concrescent
- All articles by Garrett Caples at The Poetry Foundation
No readings are scheduled at this time.