About our founder
Storykeeper, Poet, Performance Artist, and Arts Advocate Linda Ravenswood is a Los Angeles native and 7th generation schoolteacher (e.g. LAUSD educator family for two centuries, paternal grandmother Elementary School Principal, Baja California Sur)
Linda is a multi award winning, National Performance Poet and Literary advocate. A teacher since her undergraduate program at CalArts (CAP in public schools, Plaza de la Raza) she continues her family legacy of arts outreach, literacy, access, diversity, and accountability to constituents across Southern California and The West.
Published in nearly 100 books, anthologies, journals, online periodicals, and collaborative manifestos, Linda founded The Los Angeles Press in 2018 with a grant from the Vons Foundation, duda capital, USC, and The Los Angeles Review of Books — to address the critical need for access to publishing opportunities for all. Her strategic plan includes continuing placing art and literature in unexpected places to delight and inspire the general population, to widen the circle of empathy and inclusion for artists, writers, and storytellers from all walks of life, to continue partnering with local, regional, and national organizations to create accessible, diverse, meaningful arts and literature programming, and to address the critical needs for arts advocacy for the constituents of Los Angeles and The West.
Linda is Co founder of Melrose Poetry Bureau, headquarters in West Hollywood, is a founding member of Project 1521, a winner of The California Writer’s Grant, and two time Pushcart Prize nominee
Her book rock waves / sloe drags is forthcoming from Eyewear London in 2020.
She has an old personal website (web designer needed:)) at https://lindaravenswood.wixsite.com/lindaravenswood/about
Find her @thelosangelespress and @bespokepoets on Instagram