Want to know how to turn your pain into art? We discuss with leading writing teacher, Jack Grapes, the art of taking all that hurts inside us, and painting with it. When we discovered how many of our guest-writers had studied with Jack Grapes, we asked him to share a little bit about what he teaches. To learn more, there are links to his writing books and his poetry books on Our Guests' Books page on this website.
Jack Grapes, renowned writing teacher and award-winning poet reads a poem he wrote 50 years ago after the death of his mother. He hadn't read it in decades, and it brought up a lot of unexpected feelings.
Jack Grapes, is a poet, playwright, actor, teacher and founding editor of the literary journal ONTHEBUS. He is the author of 13 books of poetry and numerous other works, and co-wrote and starred in the award-winning play Circle of Will. Over the last 40 years, he has taught thousands of poets and writers (based on his books Method Writing and Advanced Method Writing), and taught poetry in over 100 Los Angeles schools. A native of New Orleans, Jack holds a BA and an MFA from Tulane University.
His latest book is Last of the Outsiders Vol:1.
For more info on Jack Grapes, his classes and his books go to : www.jackgrapes.com